Sharon Griffith Dunstan of Kill Devil Hills, September 16

By on September 19, 2023

March 2, 1967 – September 16, 2023

Sharon Griffith Dunstan of Kill Devil Hills, NC, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away on September 16, 2023, at age 56. Born March 2, 1967 in Franklin, VA.

Sharon loved every minute she shared with her family. She was at peace knowing that her husband and children worship our Heavenly Father, have faith, and have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior. Her true passion lay in her faith, as she had a deep desire to share the Gospel with others. She found solace and joy in her relationship with God, which she carried through every aspect of her life.

Nature held a special place in Sharon’s heart, and she found great joy in spending time outdoors; whether it be tending her garden, taking long walks, or exploring hiking trails. Cooking was another of her many talents, and she delighted in preparing meals that brought people together.

Sharon cherished every minute she spent with her husband, children, granddaughter, sister, all her extended family, and her multitude of friends. She dedicated time helping others, particularly children, as evident in the various roles within the community. Her commitment to serving others left a lasting impact on those whose lives she touched.

She was a devoted attendee and partner of Nags Head Church. The church was a source of spiritual nourishment, worship, and fellowship for Sharon; where she found support and strength.

Left to cherish Sharon’s memory are her loving husband, John Forrest Dunstan; daughter, Sydney Dunstan Vargas (Christian); son, John Forrest Dunstan, Jr.; granddaughter, Dawson Rose Vargas; sister, Wanda Waters (Lenny); brother, Dennis Griffith (Pam); and a large extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Virginia Burgess and Henry Griffith.

A celebration of Sharon’s life will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at Nags Head Church. A private family burial service will take place in Manteo Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Nags Head Church by visiting These contributions will honor Sharon’s memory, but most importantly, they will be used to share the Gospel.

Sharon Griffith Dunstan will forever be remembered for her faith, her love for her family, and her unwavering dedication to helping others. Her kindness and radiant spirit will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Now, she has eternal peace with the loving embrace of our Heavenly Father.

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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    John I’m deeply saddened for the loss to you, and your family. I was present when you began dating and eventually married Sharon.

    I knew then, as I do now that she was your love story. I congratulate you on the success of the family both of you have built.

    I wish to you, and your family as well all of whom knew Sharon the greatest of peace, comforts, and love.

    God’s rest to Sharon, in sincerity,

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