Mr. Benjamin Joshua Bristow, Sr., age 70, died at his home in Kelford on Thursday, June 24, 2010. Mr. Bristow was a native of Hertford County and made his home in Kelford along with his wife, Ruby Anders Bristow. He was a member of the Kelford Baptist Church and worked for Perdue Corporation. Mr. Bristow enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and watching racing. Preceding him in death are his mother and father, Lethia Cooke Bristow and Lewis L. Bristow. Also preceding him in death is his son, Benjamin J. Bristow, Jr. and two sisters; Margaret B. Bess and Viola B. Sumner.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Anders Bristow of the home, one daughter, Wendy B. Hobbs and her husband Bennie of St. Johns, NC, one son, Tracy A. Bristow and his wife Barbara of Kelford, NC, two sisters; Emma Lee B. Shore of Hampton, VA and Bonnie B. Jernigan of Newport News, VA and one brother Robert ‘Bobby’ Bristow and his wife Linda of Ahoskie, NC. Also surviving are five grandchildren; Michael Bristow, Melissa Mitchell, Justin Bristow, Parker Bristow, Taylor Bristow and two step grandchildren; Armon and Katelyn Sabet.