Doris Hunter Cox, 87

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BATH — Doris Hunter Cox, 87,  formerly of Harpswell, died June 16 at Winship Green Nursing Facilities, in Bath, following a battle with dementia.

She was born Feb. 14, 1926, in Augusta, the daughter of Victor and Edna Brewer McCourtney. She attended Augusta schools and graduated from Cony High School in 1944. She was employed as a telephone operator until she started her family, after marrying David Hunter in 1945. They owned and operated Hunter’s Market in Augusta, and then she became a minister’s wife, following him to Stockton Springs, Oakland and then South Harpswell.

Cox owned and operated Needle Mania, on Maine Street, Brunswick. After retirement, they moved to Augusta. Hunter died in January 1996. She married Ronald Cox in 2006 and returned to the Brunswick area. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but as her memory faded she only remembered her first great-great-grandchild.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty McCausland and her husband Lloyd, of Brunswick; grandchildren David McCausland, of Lisbon, and Heidi Lewis, of Kansas; great-grandchildren Ashleigh Brumet and Joey Lewis, of Kansas; great-great-grandchildren Jaxon, Kayleigh and Greyson Brumet and Makaela Lewis, of Kansas; and sister Bettie Ayer, of Portland.

A memorial service was scheduled for Thursday at the Elijah Kellogg Church, Harpswell Center, with the Rev. John Carson officiating. Interment was scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday in Forest Grove Cemetery, Winthrop Street, Augusta. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elijah Kellogg Church Maintenance Fund, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, ME 04079.