Nellie A. Schluth

Published 6:33 pm Friday, May 15, 2020

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Mrs. Nellie Marie Ayers Schluth, age 68, a resident of Chocowinity, died Thursday, May 14, 2020.

Mrs. Schluth was born in Parmele, Martin County, on June 20, 1951, to the late Clinton Augusts Ayers and Lillian Flanagan Ayers. She was a graduate of William Penn High School in Philadelphia. After graduation, she joined the United States Marine Corps. Mrs. Schluth enjoyed collecting turtles, rocks and garden gnomes, but most of all she enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren.

Survivors include her three children, Michelle Seighman and husband Thomas, of Elm City, Donald Schluth, of Chocowinity, Jill Griffin and husband Allen, of Ayden; four grandchildren, Stephanie and Sarah, both of Greenville, Richard and Allie, both of Ayden; and a sister, Jenny Harmsen, of Edward.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Albert Schluth, and two sisters, Peggy Russell and Diane Ayers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Colon Cancer Coalition.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Schluth family.