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.