Yvonne Hancher Castleman Saffell of Manteo, September 10

By on September 12, 2023

May 21, 1933 – September 10, 2023

Yvonne Hancher Castleman Saffell of Manteo, NC, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, peacefully passed away on September 10, 2023, at the age of 90. Yvonne was born on May 21, 1933, in Martinsburg, WV, to her parents, Madeline Strother and John Castleman, and raised by her grandmother, Mary Ann Castleman whom she lovingly referred to as “Mama.”

Yvonne dedicated her working years to the Department of Defense, where she pursued a successful career in cost accounting. After retiring, she continued to find joy in giving back to her community, volunteering at Outer Banks Hotline. Yvonne’s compassionate and caring nature shone through in all aspects of her life.

Yvonne, a devoted National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) member, enjoyed establishing relationships and forming deep connections with like-minded individuals with shared interests and experiences. Notably, her affinity for sewing was a central part of who she was.

Yvonne is survived by her loving husband, Warren H. Saffell, and their children: Deborah Ann Saffell (Joseph), Andrea Lynn Saffell (Jerry), John W. Saffell (Debbie), and Richard S. Saffell along with a grandson she raised, David John Saffell (Nicole). She also leaves behind grandchildren: Joshua Allen Reed (Heather), Danielle Tavoi (Simon), Amber Lambert (Nathan), Michael Lotz, Tyler Warren Saffell (Cassie), Nicole Cooper (Jarrett), Amy Saffell, and Joey Thomas Saffell (Matty). She had the joy of being a great-grandmother to eighteen little ones.

In addition to her immediate family, Yvonne is remembered by her sister-in-law, Gail Gorman and children, and cherished cousins, Mary Ann and Bill Parkman and Janie and Bill Ingram as well as Warren’s cousin Shirley Shepard. Their love and support were always treasured, and their memories will forever hold a special place in the hearts of those who knew Yvonne.

A funeral service to celebrate Yvonne’s life will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 2:00 pm at St. Andrews By-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Nags Head, NC with Father Nathan Finnin officiating. Friends and relatives are invited to a viewing and visitation on Wednesday evening from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo, NC. A graveside committal service will take place at Fairfax Memorial Park in Fairfax, VA, with Pastor Bill Ingram officiating.

Yvonne Hancher Castleman Saffell will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her kindness, warmth, and generosity have left an indelible mark on the lives she touched. May she find eternal peace and rest in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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: Roong

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).


Sussex Development is soliciting bids to turnkey supply and install FF&E for the new Tulls Creek Elementary School, 125 Campus Drive, Moyock, NC27929. This project is a new ground-up 2-story, Pre-K thru 5th grade school, approximately 118,000 square feet. Bid documents may be obtained through Christopher West Interiors LLC. Request bid documents via email to interiors@cwiusa.com. Pre-Bid RFIs will be accepted via email until Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 5:00PM EST. Pricing proposals are due Wednesday, August 14, 2024 by 5:00PM EST. All bids and inquires to be sent to interiors@cwiusa.com. Certified NC Hub, MBE, WBE, DBE, SBE are highly encouraged to participate. Sussex Development is an EOE and maintains a drug-free workplace.


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