Sandy Marley. Photo courtesy of the family.

Sandra Harris Marley, 79, died Thursday, January 6, at home on Ocracoke with family by her side.

Born March 7, 1942, she was a daughter of the late James A. Harris and Avis Sherrill Harris and grew up in Troy, NC.

She was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.

Sandy loved shelling, lottery tickets and living on Ocracoke. She was always up for an adventure. She enjoyed playing cards and never met a stranger. Her grandchildren were her greatest joy.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Marley Gaskins (Earl) and grandchildren Amanda Lynn Gaskins (Grant Jackson) and Spencer Alan Gaskins (Grace Ward).

Sandy requested no service be held. The family will celebrate her life privately.

Please consider making a donation to the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 332, Ocracoke, NC, 27960, or to the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 278, Ocracoke, NC, 27960 in her memory.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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