R. M. Blowe, Jr.

June 10, 2009


MURFREESBORO -Ralph M. ‘R.M.’ Blowe, Jr., 72, of the 200 block of Holly Hill Road, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox, VA.

Mr. Blowe was born in Hertford County, a son of the late Ralph Mathias and Nannie Vinson Blowe. He was a member of Meherrin Baptist Church and was present owner of Howell Metal Corporation. A former member of the Murfreesboro Jaycees, R. M. received their ‘Boss of the Year’ award in 1985.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Josey Weathersbee Blowe; two sons, Danny Blowe and his wife, Betz of Murfreesboro, and Mark Blowe of Kill Devil Hills. Besides his parents, Mr. Blowe was predeceased by two sisters, Katherine Mann and Myrle Britt; and a brother, Wayne Blowe. He is also survived by a granddog, Angel Blowe.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2009, at Meherrin Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, and other times at the home. Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Program Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA, 23058-5216; or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA, 22312.

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Marion and Jim Foster
14 years ago

Dear Danny and Betz:

We are so sorry to hear your dad passed away. In recently losing my dad, we know the pain you are experiencing. Just do like we do and remember your Dad is in a better place. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Hugs w/luv, Marion and Jim

Judi Cosby
14 years ago

Josey, I was sorry to read that R. M. passed away. We just returned home from vacation. You probably don’t remember, but I worked for Mr. Howell in the late 50’s and early 60’s when R. M. was the shop foreman. My husband, Wayne, was a student at Chowan at the time. We both thought a lot of R. M. and knew him to be a fine man. May God bless you and your family as you grieve his passing.

kathy richmond
14 years ago

Words are so inadequate at a time like this but I want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you.

Stephen & Martha Guttu
14 years ago

Danny & Betz, we are sorry for your loss. Martha’s Mom, Maxine Blythe is enjoying her 3rd year renting the “Rick’s House” from Sambo on Eden St.

God’s peace be with you and your family. sg

Debbie Cobb
14 years ago

Betz and Danny and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. RM was a big part of the business world in Murfreesboro and a good friend and he will surely be missed. Lean on each other and God in your hour of sadness and he will surely help you through each day. Love and prayers, Johnny and Debbie

Tracy Harrell Hooper
14 years ago

Always remember that God’s love surrounds you at your time of loss, as does ours. Please let us know if we can help, and that we are here for you and you.

Tracy & your family at Rack Room Shoes