Linda H. Bristow

Published 11:05 am Thursday, August 11, 2022

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CANDLER, NC – Linda Horton Bristow, age 73, formerly of Ahoskie, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at the Pisgah Manor in Candler, NC

Mrs. Bristow was born on September 11, 1948 to Arthur Robert Horton and Margaret Slaughter Horton in Hertford County, NC. She was a devoted member of Center Grove Baptist Church as long as her health permitted. Linda was a Godly woman and cherished her church family. She enjoyed being in the Ladies Auxiliary and attending the bible studies. Linda was a sweet lady that loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren. Linda was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Robert Llyon “Bobby” Bristow; and sisters, Bessie Horton Harrell, Jane Horton Daniels, and Gray Pruden.

Linda is survived by two sons, Robert Lewis Bristow and wife Christy of Canton, NC, and Johnny Ray Bristow of Ahoskie; five grandsons, Ethan, D.J., Cameron, Rusty, and Brandon; a brother, Arthur Lee Horton and wife Sandy of Rich Square; and brother-in-law, Reid Daniels of Colerain.

The family will receive friends Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, NC.

A Celebration of life funeral service will be held on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, NC, with Pastor Greg Hurdle officiating. Burial will follow at Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery in Roxobel, NC.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Bristow family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting