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Ernest Edgar "Whitey" Blowe

October 22, 1937 - December 9, 2018

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

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie

205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm


Earlys Baptist Church

310 Early Station Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Highland Memorial Gardens

US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910

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