Michael Granderson Buckner of Kitty Hawk, November 23

By on November 25, 2022

Michael Granderson Buckner, 66, of Kitty Hawk, NC died Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Born in Warren County, NC on November 8, 1956, he was the son of the late Gussie Lewis Kimball Buckner and Roy Lee Buckner. From the age of 7, Michael was raised in love by the late Rebecca and Donald Midgett.

He adored his family. Michael’s family was his greatest blessing and he never missed an opportunity to give thanks for them. His special bond with his daughter Lauren and granddaughter Omie was a closeness that many long for. He was blessed to have been raised by his God-loving and fearing Aunt Beck who instilled in him a passion for people, family, and the goodness of God.

Michael was blessed with an abundance of friends, all of whom he considered part of his “family”. One of those was his lifelong friend Steve Hines who was there unconditionally.

He had a God-given talent and it showed in his woodworking. He spent many years working for Ricky Scarborough and many others in the boatbuilding community where he put those talents to use.

Michael always looked at his life as a servant of God. He was always willing to lend a hand or help someone in need. Michael was a rare find in this world as he accepted people as they were and loved them unconditionally the way Jesus had loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Rhem Buckner; daughter, Lauren Gornell (Chris); stepdaughter, Erin Mann (Omie); stepson, Jason Midgett; granddaughter, Omie Gornell; step-grandsons, Parker Grant Daniels, Taylor Midgett, and Logan Midgett; three sisters, Sandy Bevil (Bill), Diane Griffin (Douglas), and Donna Whitehurst (Felix); and three brothers, Larry Buckner (Ruth), Steve Midgett (Lynn), and David Midgett (Karen).

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by a son, Grant Buckner.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at Wanchese Assembly of God. Burial will take place in Tillett Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Twiford Colony Chapel.

To plant a tree in memory of Michael or send flowers to the family, please visit www.TwifordFH.com/send-flowers.

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


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: Roofing

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 https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com 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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