Barbara H. Etheridge of Powells Point, November 21

By on November 22, 2022

Barbara Hardesty Etheridge, age 89, of Powells Point, NC died on Monday, November 21, 2022 at her home.¬† Born in Pasquotank County, NC on December 23, 1932 to the late Benjamin Theodore Hardesty and Lena Conners Hardesty, she was predeceased by her husband of fifty-seven years, Roy Elson “Big Roy” Etheridge, in 2009.¬† Barbara was a member of Grandy Assembly of God and was very involved over the years as a secretary, treasurer, a pianist, or in any capacity needed.¬† She taught for 28 years at Griggs Elementary School and drove an activity bus for 25 years.¬† Writing was a passion of Barbara‚Äôs and she published a book titled Ten Plus Two. Her greatest attribute, though, was her kindness.

She is survived by a daughter, Darlene Beacham; a son, Richard Etheridge and wife, Wendy; a daughter-in-law, Karen Etheridge; grandchildren, Danielle, Dawn, Denise, Gage, Melissa, Courtney, Hunter, Ryan, Diane, Lee, and Amanda; fifteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry Hardesty and wife Martha; and a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends she counted as family.  She was predeceased by a son, Roy Lee Etheridge, Sr.; six sisters, Jessie Morgan, Elizabeth Wittsell, Mary Armstrong, Lillian Waff, Wilma Phillips, and Margaret Armstrong; and two brothers, Ben Hardesty and Henry Hardesty.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 28, 2022 at Grandy Assembly of God Church, 121 Augusta Drive, Grandy, NC  27939 with Pastor John Ogden officiating.  Burial will be in the New Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City, NC.  The family will receive friends and relatives Sunday evening from 4:00 until 6:00pm at Grandy Assembly of God Church and at other times at the residence.

Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the Etheridge family.  Condolences and memories may be shared at

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Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: RooÔ¨Āng

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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  • David Smith

    She was a wonderful lady and neighbor. She will be missed.

    Friday, Nov 25 @ 2:15 pm