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Claude E. Ayers  

Claude E. Ayers

August 12, 1925 – March 11, 2015

Claude E. Ayers, age 89, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

Born in Princeton, WV on August 12, 1925, Mr. Ayers was a son of the late Clarence R. Ayers and Lula B. (Smith) Ayers. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army from 1943 until his honorable discharge in 1945. A member of Teamsters Local No. 326, Mr. Ayers made his career as a professional truck driver.

An avid bluegrass music fan, he enjoyed visiting bluegrass festivals throughout the area. Mr. Ayers liked working in his backyard and loved good Southern cooking. Above all else, he was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who adored spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Mr. Ayers is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Shelby (Helmandollar) Ayers; children, Sheila M. Ayers of Middletown and Steven C. Ayers (Christine) of New Castle; 1 granddaughter, Sheena; 2 great grandchildren, Makailee and Sianna; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Friday morning, March 20, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 10 am. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Ste. 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Andre Coleman, March 15, 2015

    I miss our talks when you brought me loads every morning with A smile on your face. Rest In Peace my friend, you will be missed.

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  2. SHELBY AYERS, March 15, 2015

    REST IN PEACE.
    MY DARLING WONDERFUL HUSBAND.
    I LOVED YOU 55 YRS.AGO, I LOVE YOU STILL TO THIS DAY AND
    I ALWAYS WILL FOREVER AND EVER. I’LL BE WAITING TO MEET YOU
    AGAIN AS SOON AS GOD CALLS ME HOME .YOU ARE GONE FROM ME NOW BUT YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.( I LOVE YOU .)

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  3. SHELBY AYERS, March 15, 2015

    I LOVE YOU DEARLY MY PRECIOUS HUSBAND,FATHER,GRANDFATHER AND GREAT GRANDFATHER.
    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN , REST IN PEACE.

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  4. SHELBY AYERS, March 15, 2015

    I HAD 55 WONDERFUL YEARS WITH YOU CLAUDE,
    CLAUDE AYERS THE LOVE OF MY LIFE. YOU WAS MY ROCK
    PLEASE WATCH AFTER ME DOWN HERE IN THIS WICKED WORLD.

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  5. Elaine Whitlow, March 15, 2015

    I NEVER GOT TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME WITH MY BRO – IN – LAW NOT LIKE I WONTED TO BECAUSE OF THE MILES BETWEEN US . HE LIVED IN new castle De, and we lived in va , but when ever you seem Claude ,he never changed , he was always the same , he had a good sence of hummar , always kiding around and full of life . he never meet a strange ,, i loved him so much . i pray i’ll get to see him in heaven . he was a wonderful man i’ll keep him in my heart for ever . you know there are people who you meet in life you just love them when you first meet them , he was one of those people , you could’t help but love , my heart goes out to hes kids , and wife , Junior and i are praying for all of you . its the road a head you are going to need each other so please be there for your mom , she will need you more now than she ever has , uunderstand her for she has been with Claude longer than you have ,i’m going to leave this poem with you take a cup of kindness mix it well with love ,add a lot of patience and faith in God above , Sprinkle very generously with joy and thanks and cheer — and you will have lots of Angel food to feast on all the year

    love Elaine Whitlow

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  6. Chuck & Mary Guessford, March 20, 2015

    Sorry for your loss.

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  7. SHELBY AYERS, April 6, 2015

    CLAUDE,MY DEAREST ONE AND ONLY,
    I KNOW YOUR EASTER SUNDAY WAS AS SPECIAL AS YOUR WIFE AND FAMILY DOWN HERE BELOW WAS, MINE WAS SPECIAL DUE TO THE FACT THAT SHEILA, STEVE, SHEENA, MAKAILEE AND SIANNA WAS HERE WITH ME, AND MOST OF ALL YOUR SPIRIT WAS HERE AND WILL REMAIN HERE TILL WE GET CALLED TO BE WITH YOU IN HEAVEN. I KNOW YOU ARE HAPPY AND NO WORRIES, AND THAT MAKES ME HAPPY .. IN THE SWEET BY AND BY WE SHALL MEET ON THAT BEAUTIFUL SHORE.. REST IN PEACE MY LOVE..

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