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Blen Flowers
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Birth: Jul. 4, 1924
Ranlo
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 2000
Gastonia
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA

Blen Flowers was a son of James Hampton Flowers and Lucy Wansley Flowers of Gaston Co., NC. He was married to Ruth Bradshaw, a daughter of Avery Albert Bradshaw and Mamie Beheeler Bradshaw of Gaston Co., NC. Blen and Ruth were the parents of four children:
1. Kandy Anita Flowers b. 11/3/1946 d. 6/28/1996 (m. Candler Bumgarner);
2. Cynthia Daphene Flowers b. 9/19/1953 (m. Patrick Radigan, Charlotte);
3. Jeffrey Blen Flowers b. (m. Gina), Cramerton, NC; and
4. Johnny Albert Flowers b. (m. Vivian), Charlotte, NC.
Blen was survived by his wife, the above 3 children and also by 6 grandchildren.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1941 - 1945, survivor of the Battle of Midway on the U.S.S. Yorktown, received several medals, including the Purple Heart. He was a graduate of Evans Business College and UNC Chapel Hill. He was a registered representative and stock broker since 1958, was President of Carolina Underwriters, Incorporated, and retired as Director of Insurance and Claims with Akers Motor Lines. He was a member of Ranlo Baptist Church, a member of Gastonia Moose Lodge and VFW Post 9337.
His siblings were:
**Blen Flowers 7/9/1924 - 11/15/2000 (m. Ruth Bradshaw)**;
2. James Hampton Flowers, Jr. 3/16/1929 - 3/20/2003 (Houston National Cem., Harris Co., Tx);
3. Cade Flowers 8/13/1931 - 5/15/1992 (Houston National Cem., Harris Co., TX);
4. Daryl Reid Flowers 7/15/1933 (lives Hillsville, VA);
5. Shirley Oralee Flowers 9/1/1935 m. Davis, Mooresville, NC);
6. Lillian Flowers 2/4/1940 (m. Charles Mantooth), Danville, VA. 
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Gastonia
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Martha Mitchem Graham
Record added: Jan 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83755216
Blen Flowers
Added by: Martha Mitchem Graham
 
Blen Flowers
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Blen Flowers
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- AWPlemmons
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- Mike Huffstetler
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God bless you for your service to our country.
- Martha Mitchem Graham
 Added: Jan. 20, 2012
 
 
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