Nina Mae Lewis Oliver Bristow, 96, of Booneville, Arkansas, passed from this life on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born Nov. 1, 1921 in Booneville, Arkansas to the late Virgil William and Oma R. (Johnston) Lewis.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was retired from ACE Comb where she served as the boilermaker secretary for many years. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville. She was a Sunday school teacher for many years.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed singing, sewing, cooking and canning.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Oscar “Oss” Oliver, Clarence Smith, and Jim Bristow; son, Charles Oliver; granddaughter, Stacy Oliver; one sister, Mary Sue Lewis; and two brothers, James Lewis and Orville “Baldy” Lewis.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Booneville. Burial will be at Carolan Cemetery near Booneville, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.
She is survived by five daughters, Nina Ruth Wright (Eddie) of Booneville, Dottie Williams of Booneville, Marilyn K. Roberts of Magazine, Virginia Sue Elkins (Jim) of Magazine, Kathy Vandiver (Omer) of Booneville; three sons, Jimmy Oliver (Nancy) of Clarksville, Virgil Wayne Oliver (Virginia) of Cincinnati, Arkansas, and Bill Oliver (Leslie) of Booneville; stepsons, Ron Smith (Susan) of Lavaca, Jim Bristow (Tilly) of La Palma, California; stepdaughters, Susie Murray (Ken) of Lakeside, California and Janet Karen Chandler (Frank) of Clay, Alabama; grandchildren, Jonathan, Sarah, Cheryl Sue, Penny Jo, Jerrie, Nathan, Christina, Charla, Chuck, Chris, Bridgitte, Amy, Sarah, Rachel, Matt, Natalie, Brandi, Justin, Ami, Jarod, Kelley, Alex, Jennifer, Kary, and Casey; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jarod Gossett, Justin Cox, Brian DuPree, John Crisp, Wade Gray, Joseph Almond, Mark Scott, Nathan Oliver, Larry Underwood.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Bob Herrera, CD Williams, Eddie Wright, Omer Vandiver, Jim Elkins, and Jim Grubb.
Memorials may be to the Arkansas Heart Hospital, Arkansas Heart Hospital, 1701 South Shackleford Road Little Rock, AR 72211 or arheart.com