Talmage Manning Willis, Sr. of Hatteras, Sept. 15

By on September 18, 2023

July 8, 1940 – September 15, 2023

Talmage Manning Willis, Sr. passed away peacefully on September 15, 2023, in his hometown of Hatteras, NC. He was born on July 8, 1940, to Catherine O’Neal Willis and Harmon Jones Willis, Sr. Talmage was called to rest at the age of 83.

Throughout his life, Talmage dedicated his career to serving the community. He worked diligently as a supervisor for the NCDOT – Ferry Division, leaving a lasting impact on his colleagues and the transportation industry.

Talmage’s memory will be cherished by his loving wife, Eugenia Tolson Willis, who stood by his side through thick and thin. He leaves behind a daughter, Faye Willis Hardison (Samuel); a son, Talmage M. Willis, Jr.; granddaughters, Samantha Anderson (Rick) and Sherry Haddock (Mark); and great-grandchildren, Blane Stoeckle, Will Anderson, Owen Anderson, Karlee Stoeckle, and Hayden Haddock. He is also survived by his sisters, Iva Prince and Kathy Ruter; and brother, Sheldon Willis.

Talmage was preceded in death by his parents, Catherine O’Neal Willis and Harmon Jones Willis, Sr., and his brother, Harmon J. Willis, Jr. Although he will be deeply missed, his memory will continue to live on in the hearts of all those who were fortunate enough to know him.

Services to honor and celebrate Talmage’s life will be held at a later date, allowing friends and family to come together and pay their respects.

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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