Iris Faye O’Neal of Manteo, May 8

By on May 8, 2023

Iris Faye O’Neal, known to all as Faye, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2023, in Manteo, North Carolina. Born on November 23, 1940, in Beaufort, North Carolina, Faye was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who left an indelible mark on the hearts of everyone she met.

Faye was preceded in death by her parents, Madeline Golden Salter and Clarence Salter; grandson, Kelly Rogers; and half-sister, Myra Lewis. She is survived by her devoted husband of many years, Bryan S. O’Neal; daughters, Sherri O’Neal (Charles Loner) of Wilmington, NC, and Angela Rogers of Manteo, NC; and three grandchildren, Oliva Loner, Sophia Loner, and Steven Quidley.

Faye’s early life in Sealevel, NC was filled with the love and support of her family. As a young woman, she pursued higher education at Campbell University, where she studied business. This foundation led her to a fulfilling career as the finance officer at Manteo Elementary School, where she was highly respected and admired by her colleagues. Faye’s dedication to her work was evident in her unwavering commitment to the school and the students, eventually retiring after many years of service.

Throughout her life, Faye was an active member of the Manteo Faith Baptist Church. Her strong faith was the cornerstone of her life, and she found great joy in serving her church community. Faye’s kindness and generosity were evident in all aspects of her life, and her warm smile and friendly nature will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

In her free time, Faye was an avid gardener and talented cook. Her love for these hobbies was evident in the beautiful flowers that adorned her home and the delicious meals she prepared for her family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 15, 2023, at Manteo Faith Baptist Church. Burial will take place in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Manteo Faith Baptist Church (PO Box 5, Manteo, NC 27954, online at

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


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 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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