John Lynch Williams, Sr. of Buxton, November 4

By on November 6, 2023

John Lynch Williams, Sr. of Buxton, NC passed away peacefully on November 4, 2023 at Peak Resources in Nags Head, NC. Born December 20, 1932, Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Vetter J. and the late Sarah Quidley Williams; his wife, Barbara Barnett Williams, and his siblings, Vetter Williams, Jr., E. Jasper Williams, Sr., Stella Baum, and Vickie Midgette.

Johnny is survived by his three children, Sheree Markley, John Williams, Jr. (Gail), Jarvis Williams, Sr. (Donna); his grandchildren Sarah Blount, Joshua Covey (Tatiana) , John L. Williams, III, Benjamin Williams (Maggie), Katie Balance (Asa), Claire Williams, Jordan Sprouse (Ryan), Jacob Phillips, Mia Phillips, and Jarvis Williams Jr. (Logan); great-grandchildren Jordy, John Covey, Elijah, Adayah, Jedidiah, Kasen, Kyler, and Saylor; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members, his Coast Guard and church families, and a host of dear friends and neighbors.

Johnny proudly served in the United States Coast Guard for 20 years. Though he travelled the world from the North Pole to the South Pole- nothing matched Johnny’s love for his island home. After retiring from the Coast Guard, Johnny spent most of his time on the water fishing and crabbing, working in his garden, or “coin hunting.” His life centered on God, Johnny was a devoted member of Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Buxton, NC.

The celebration of John Williams life will be held On Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 2 pm at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church. Pastor Rob Davis will officiate. Military honors will be rendered by the USCG.  Following the service, friends may greet the family at the Family Life Center directly across from Cape Hatteras Secondary School in Buxton.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests donations in John’s memory to Lighthouse Assembly of God, PO Box 459 Buxton, NC 27920. Food offerings would be gratefully welcomed at the Family Life Center to be shared after the funeral.

Please express sympathies with the Williams family at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with the arrangements.


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 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).


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 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 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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