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Basil Harry Flowers, age 67, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Greenville, passed away Wednesday morning, October 5, 2016 at The Lodge at Samaritis in Grand Rapids.  The son of Harry B. & Velta Ione (Vredenberg) Flowers, he was born on May 4, 1949 in Lakeview and had attended Greenville Public Schools.

Basil had a lifelong appreciation for music and especially enjoyed Southern Gospel songs.  He delighted in attending concerts with family, shopping, visiting the library and bookstores.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry B. Flowers on February 28, 1998;  his mother, Velta I. Flowers on September 28, 2003;  and a sister, Rose Goodwin on August 13, 1997. 

Surviving are three sisters, Betty & Dale Greeno of Shelby, Beverly & Jack Ralph of Sheridan, and Lucy & Jack Hansing of Gowen;  a brother-in-law, David Goodwin of Greenville;  and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Private funeral services will be held on Monday at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, with the Rev. Phillip Mills, pastor of the Greenville Bible Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding.  

Instead of flowers, contributions in memory of Basil may be directed to the donor's favorite charity.  To send a message of sympathy to the family or to sign Basil's online guest book, please visit:


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  1. Doug and Pat Greeno on October 9, 2016 at 12:00 am

    We already miss you and the the stories you could tell ,You would really open up when we went on vacations and you would say ,I dont want to go back home i having a good time , you are the one told me to buy a big cup for our coffee and i did thanks.

  2. Tracy on October 10, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Luci, Betty and Bev,

    You were all so wonderful to Basil. I know that he appreciated all that you did for him. I’m so sorry for your loss. He is flying high with grandma and grandpa, I can just see the smiles on their faces when he came home to them. Hugs and love to you all

  3. Rebecca Sue Flowers on October 13, 2016 at 12:00 am

    So sorry for your loss. I was wondering if your Flowers was related some how to my Flowers. My great great grandparents were Asher and Elevine Flowers; my great grandparents were Oscar and Emma Flowers; my grandparents were David and Mina Flowers. Only Asher’s family were born in New York state the others were born in Tuscola and Gratiot counties.
    Thank you for your time.

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