Ernest Edgar “Whitey” Blowe

October 22, 1937 - December 9, 2018

10/22/1937 - 12/09/2018

Past Services

Tuesday December 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Wednesday December 12, 2018
Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Wednesday December 12, 2018
1:00 pm
Earlys Baptist Church
310 Early Station Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910

AHOSKIE, NC – Ernest Edgar “Whitey” Blowe, age 81, passed away on December 9, 2018 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC.

Mr. Blowe was born in Hertford County, NC, on October 22, 1937, a son of the late William Edgar and Pauline Hughes Blowe. Whitey was a retired farmer, and after retiring, became affectionately known as “The Collard Man”, selling produce such as collards, cantaloupes, and other produce from his truck. He was a longtime member of Early’s Baptist Church.

Besides his parents, Whitey was preceded in death by all of his siblings.

Ernest is survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 1:00 pm at the Early’s Baptist Church, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Dr. Jesse J. Croom, officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to Early’s Baptist Church, 310 S. Early’s Station Road, Ahoskie, NC, 27910, or you may donate online by clicking here.

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

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Lisa Serapilio
4 years ago

I remember my Uncle Ernest well. He was always a kind and sweet man. He was my mom’s brother and she loved him very much. I remember when I was a child and my mom would take us over to his and my Aunt Laura’s house, he would always give us peanuts! As I got older and moved to NY, I would come to visit every year and I’d always see him selling watermelons on the corner in Ahoskie. I was able to re-connect with him in the last few years and we shared stories and smiles. I will miss him so much!

Carolyn Parker
4 years ago

Ernest was a kind and loving person. I knew him for my whole life and always loved to visit with him and talk and laugh and see his sweet smile.He would tell me family stories.I am proud to say that he was my cousin! May he rest in Heavenly Peace!

Joy Luke
4 years ago

He was a sweet man. He always had a smile on his face and always made me laugh. He will be missed❤️

Linda Duke Williams
4 years ago

Whitey was a Gentle Soul!! He was so trusting and kind!! He sold collards and pumpkins for us , but I knew him for many years from seeing him visit his sister in Potecasi!! RIP WHITEY!!