Mary Parker of Currituck, November 12

By on November 13, 2022

Mary Elizabeth Parker, age 84, of Currituck, NC died on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Currituck Health and Rehab Center.  She was born in Currituck, NC on January 3, 1938 to John Parker and Virginia Voliva Parker.

She is survived by two daughters, Becky Dowdy Baggett (Robert) of Jarvisburg, NC and Beverly Dowdy Scott (Lyle) of Grandy, NC; two sons, William Dowdy, Jr. (Debbie) of Jarvisburg, NC and Jeffrey Dowdy (Angela) of Manteo, NC; three sisters, Peggy Newbern of Powells Point, NC, Betty Lewis of Point Harbor, NC and Sandra Parker of Point Harbor, NC; eight grandchildren, Beth, Christina, LB, Bobby, Clinton, Jessica, Parker and Anna; and four great grandchildren, Hunter, Emmalee, CT, Evelyn, and Lilla.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Maxwell L. Fowler; two brothers, Elvin Parker and Harold Parker; and four sisters, Virginia McAvoy, Ruby Garrenton, Gladys Midgette and Doris Biggs.

The family would like to thank all the staff and other residents at Currituck Health and Rehab where she spent her last almost two years.  It was wonderful to see the outpouring of love and support for her!  There are no words that will ever express how grateful we are for your love and care!  The Bingo Shark will now let someone else win!!  Trouble has left the building!

A private family gathering will be held.  Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the Parker family.  Condolences and memories may be shared at





NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS:  BIDDER PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUEST:  Barnhill Contracting has been selected as the Construction Manager at Risk by Dare County and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade and specialty contractors to submit bids for furnishing Labor, Material, Equipment, and Other for the new “Dare County – EMS 1 / Fire Station 14” (KDH) located in Kill Devil Hills, NC.  PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The scope of the project encompasses approximately 36,000 sqft of new construction and 18,000 sqft of demolition on a 3.5-acre site located at the 1630 N Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC. The project includes masonry bearing walls supporting a Standing Seam Metal Roof over Light Gauge Trusses housing administrative, living and support spaces along with 6 apparatus bays. Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages: BP750 – Turnkey Siding. Additional Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business participation is encouraged. Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals to Meredith Terrell by December 2, 2022, via email at or mail to PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (Office Location – 4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612). PREQUALIFICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED from BuildingConnected through this Invite under the “File” tab or from BuildingConnected link on the Barnhill, Bidding Opportunities website at by selecting “Dare County – EMS 1 / Fire Station 14 – Prequalification”, or by contacting Meredith Terrell  (919-604-2367). Please submit completed prequalification forms A and B along with all required supporting documentation and with All Bid Packages you are Prequalified for Checked. Form B must be submitted for this project. Form A is good for 1-Year and if you have submitted one to Barnhill within the last year, it should still be valid. If you are unsure, please verify this with Meredith. Target Bid Date: January 2023


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  • Darlene Prichard

    I am so proud of the way her family pulled together for her in her last days. The outpouring of love for this one little being, was the largest gift I’ve seen in my almost 6 years of life living here. If I ever get the nerves to play (B I N G O) again. I’ll call it out in her name!
    “PARKER”! Or maybe 🤔 (P A R K O) she’d double over laughing at that call. I love the picture you used for her. I’ll keep it in my heart of her waving see y’all later. I’m so glad I got the opportunity to be friends with such a beautiful woman. They sure don’t come like her very often anymore.
    Please cling together for each other. As day by day, I pray may get easier. Love for you all.
    Darlene Prichard

    Monday, Nov 14 @ 6:01 pm
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