Bertha Cruce Bolin, 78, of Fountain Hill, passed away on February 18, 2016 at the Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock.
She was a native of Drew County and a resident of Fountain Hill for the past 50 years. She graduated from Drew Central High School in 1955 and was the food service director for the Fountain Hill School District for 32 years. Mrs. Bolin took pride in her job and truly loved the children.
She also took great pride in her faith and was a member of the Eden Baptist Church. She loved her husband with all of her being and never stopped loving him until she took her last earthly breath. Her unconditional love for her husband was a testament to her children and grandchildren. She loved being a Nana and it was something she took great pride in. Some of her greatest joys were her trips to Branson and the opportunity to shop.
She was preceded in death by her husband, N.M. (Nem) Bolin in 2002; her parents, Jay and Rita Bowden Cruce; a sister, Letha Howell and two brothers, Buster and Durwood Cruce.
She is survived by four children, Mignon Griffin and husband, Oliver, of Hamburg, Jayne Taylor and husband, David, of Monticello, Steve Bolin and wife, Rosa, of Blue Mountain, Mississippi and Kristi Stocker of Crossett; a sister, Helen Burnett of Monticello; 9 grandchildren, Blake Griffin, Lance Griffin and wife, Michelle, Janell Harris and husband, Josh, Leslie Taylor, Naiz Bolin, Jana Williams and husband, Shelby, Stevi Bolin, Lacey Burnette and husband, Johnny, and Landon Roberts; six great-grandchildren, Katie, Cole, Kane, Kelsi, Landri Belle and Austin and three special sisters-in-law, Charlotte Johnson and husband, Larry, Norma Allison and Sara Cruce.
Funeral services are 2 p.m., Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the Eden Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Hicks and Bro. J.W. Dobbins officiating. Burial will be in the Eden Cemetery. Pallbearers are Andy Riels, Burl Mills, Brent Johnson, Darren Johnson, Paul Allison, Doug Hudson, Jerry Cruce and Junior Cruce. Honorary pallbearers are John Allen Cruce, Scott Strickland, Bryan Bolin, Charles Bolin, Mike Allison, Jimmy Chalk and Jim Hudson. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission, 1501 N. University, Suite 470, Little Rock, AR 72207.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.