Shirley M. Washabaugh of Elizabeth City, September 21

By on September 23, 2023

June 1, 1937 – September 21, 2023

Shirley M. Washabaugh, a beloved member of her community, peacefully passed away on September 21, 2023, in Elizabeth City, NC, at the age of 86. Born on June 1, 1937, in Dorchester, MA, Shirley’s life was marked by dedication, warmth, and an unwavering devotion to her loved ones.

Shirley dedicated thirty-six years of her career as a retail manager at Navy Exchange, displaying remarkable professionalism and commitment throughout her tenure. Her diligent work ethic and natural leadership skills earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues. Outside of her professional life, Shirley found joy in pursuing her passions. She possessed a graceful talent for dancing, regularly lacing up her roller skates and gliding across the floor with an enchanting finesse. In addition, she found solace in the art of fishing, becoming a skilled fisherwoman who relished the tranquility of nature and the thrill of the catch.

Shirley was a devoted member of Christ Episcopal Church, where her faith provided her with strength and guidance throughout her life. Additionally, she held a cherished lifetime membership in The Order of Eastern Star #102, in Monroe, WA, exemplifying her commitment to service and sisterhood.

Shirley’s warm and compassionate spirit extended to her family and friends, who will forever treasure their memories with her. She is survived by her loving daughters, Debbie A. Whitbeck (Joseph) of Princeton, IN and Donna M. Wicklund, of Elizabeth City, NC; son, John Young Washabaugh of North Reading, MA; sister, Carolyn Lawson of Elizabeth City, NC; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and loving long-term caregiver who was like family, Julia Swain.Β  Shirley was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ronald Washabaugh; parents, Edward P. Barton and Mary E. Crosby Barton; brothers, Eddie Barton and Billy Barton; brother-in-law, David Lawson; and son-in-law, David Wicklund.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Lezlie Harvey officiating.

Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is assisting the Washabaugh family.Β  Condolences and memories may be shared at


Barnhill Contracting Company will receive sealed proposals for Manns Harbor – EMS/Fire Facility (EMS-8), Kitty Hawk – EMS/Fire Facility (EMS-9), Manteo – Youth Center on January 09, 2024. Times to be given on via addendum #01. See the following SCOPE OF WORK: BP 100 – General Trades, BP 105 – Final Cleaning, BP 205 – Demolition, BP 390 – Turnkey Concrete, BP 400 – Turnkey Masonry, BP 500 – Turnkey Structural Steel & Misc. Steel, BP 505 – Light Gauge Metal Trusses, BP 740 – Roofing, BP750 – Siding, BP 790 – Caulking/Sealants, BP 800 – Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware/Toilet Specialties/Accessories/Division 10, BP 840 – Curtainwall/Storefront/Glass/Glazing, BP 925 – Drywall/Framing, BP 960 – Resilient Flooring/Carpet/Base/Epoxy, BP 980 – Acoustical Ceilings, BP 990 – Painting and Wall Coverings, BP 1230 – Finish Carpentry and Casework, BP 1250 – Window Treatments, BP 2100 – Fire Protection, BP 2200 – Plumbing, BP 2300 – HVAC, BP 2600 – Electrical, BP 3100 – Earthwork/Turnkey Site, BP 3213- Site Concrete, BP 3290 – Landscaping. Scopes of work may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager.

Bid Location and Time: Bid opening will be held in the Barnhill Contracting Rocky Mount Training & GPS Technology Room: 800 Tiffany Bvld, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Time is as follows: January 09, 2024 at 10:00am and 2:00pm. Times per packages to be given on via addendum #01.

Barnhill Contracting Company will receive, open, and read publicly all bids received in person in the Training & GPS Technology Room at the main office and listed with the virtual viewing at the link to be posted on Barnhill’s Plan Room.

Bids will not be accepted from bidders that are not pre-qualified. No facsimile or email submissions are permitted. Sealed bids are to be hand delivered to the bid opening location noted above or mailed Sealed Bids can be delivered before 9:00am the day of the bid to the Barnhill Contracting Company Office at 800 Tiffany Blvd., Suite 200 Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Attention β€œClint Hardison.”

The pre-bid meeting will be held in Person & Zoom Meeting on December 06, 2023 at 10:00 am at the Barnhill Contracting’s Rocky Mount Main Conference Room: 800 Tiffany Bvld, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

The pre-bid meeting link can be located on Barnhill’s online Building Division Plan Room ( and below. A preferred brand alternates meeting will be held via the same link at the end of the Prebid meeting.

Bid Documents can be viewed or downloaded through Barnhill’s online Building Division Plan Room ( after 12/04/2023.

All Bidders are strongly encouraged to include opportunities for HUB participation wherever possible in their respective Bid submission.Β  HUB participation is a part of this contract and must comply with all requirements set forth in the Bid Documents.

The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to add pre-qualified bidders. The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to reject any and all bids. Should you require additional direction, please call Barnhill Contracting Company, (Clint Hardison – 252-802-0740).

Clint Hardison is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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