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Delores Burrus Conner

HATTERAS and RALEIGH, N.C. -- Delores Burrus Conner, 90, of Hatteras and Raleigh, N.C., died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 in Avon. She was born on July 9, 1924 in Norfolk, Va.,  to  the late Earl Palmer and Belle Harris of Norfolk.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Earl Harris, Blanche Howle, Clara Snider, Jennette Haynie, and Clarence Harris.  She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Luther Dudley Burrus Jr., and her daughter, Reba Burrus Stokes.

Delores is survived by her husband of 21 years, H.T. “Rough” Conner;  Reba’s children, Dabni Shelton, Andrew Veal, and Courtni Rush;  son, Dwight Burrus, and wife, Debbie, and their children, Charlie Burrus and Jessica Felice; daughter, Bonnie Williams, and husband, Charles, and their children, Matthew Williams and Hannah Dunavant;  and son, L.D. “Buddy” Burrus and his children, Caleb Burrus and Jordan Burrus.

Delores was proud to have had 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Delores served the community of Hatteras as the Postmaster where she retired with 30 years of service.  She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter for many years.  As a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church she served as Sunday School teacher, Sunday School superintendent and choir member. Delores will be remembered for her alto voice.  She never met a stranger and will always be remembered for her laughter and love for people and entertainment. 

A memorial service will be held at Hatteras United Methodist Church on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Ken Davenport and the Rev. Jim Huskins. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Hatteras United Methodist Church's Discretionary Fund or the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation.

Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Bernice 'Bunny' Forbes Gaskins

OCRACOKE -- Bernice “Bunny” Forbes Gaskins, 90, of 206 Loop Road died on Jan. 1, 2015 at her home. A native of Ocracoke, she was the daughter of the late Irving and Alma Bragg Forbes and also the widow of John Gaskins. Bunny was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles, bird watching and watching the flowers grow. She would often sit on her front porch as the people went by and watch all the activities taking place around her.

Bunny is survived by a son, Dennis E. Gaskins, and wife, Patty, of Townsend, Del.; two granddaughters, Kelly Waltz and her husband, Eric, and their children, Beckett and Brody, and their dog, Harley, of Florida, and Stacie Gaskins, and Marc and their dog, Buster, of Delaware.

A graveside service will be on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 1 p.m. at the Community Cemetery in Ocracoke. The family will receive friends and relatives at Bunny’s home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ocracoke EMS, 307 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960; Ocracoke United Methodist Church, 71 School Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960, or Ocracoke Island Assembly of God, 459 Lighthouse Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960.

Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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