Rena Grace Garrish Gaskill, 87, of Ocracoke, died Sunday, Oct. 23, at her home.

Grace Gaskill

Born Oct. 19, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Maude Williams Garrish and Uriah Wahab Garrish.

Grace was a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women’s Group.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thurston F. Gaskill; her son, David Fuller Gaskill; and her sister, Helen Brittina Helpinstill.

Grace is survived by her daughter, Rena Dell Garrish; two grandchildren, Crystal Brooke Wells and Alex Daniel Garrish; one great-grandchild, Griffin John Ivey Wells; and three siblings, Maude Ellen Ballance, Chloe Ann O’Neal, and Robert Charles Garrish.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Ocracoke Community Cemetery.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements.

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