Gilbert Edward Gray of Stumpy Point, November 1

By on November 1, 2023

February 4, 1936 – November 1, 2023

Gilbert Edward Gray of Stumpy Point, NC, beloved husband, father, and brother, peacefully passed away on November 1, 2023, at his son’s home in Portsmouth, VA. A native of Stumpy Point, he was born on February 4, 1936, to the late Cattie Belle McKinney Gray and William Edward Gray. Gilbert was 87 years old at the time of his passing.

Throughout his life, Gilbert worked as a dedicated crane operator in the construction industry until his retirement. His commitment and expertise were admired by all who had the privilege of working alongside him.

Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents, Cattie Belle McKinney Gray and William Edward Gray; his loving wife, Norma Jean Duncan Gray; his daughter, Shelly Jean Gray Eckenroad; his son, James Edward Gray; and his brother, Jack Gray.

Left to cherish his memory are his two sons, Gilbert Glenn Gray of Manns Harbor, NC, and William Edward Gray of Portsmouth, VA. He is also survived by his sisters, Martha Sue Gray of Wanchese, NC, and Katherine May Gray of Manteo, NC, as well as his brother, James E. Gray of Stumpy Point, NC.

In accordance with Gilbert’s wishes, there will be no services held at this time. However, both Gilbert and his wife, Norma Jean, will be inurned at the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Gilbert Edward Gray will be remembered for his dedication, hard work, and the love he had for his family. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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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