Richard “Dickie” Carlton Humphries, May 11

By on May 14, 2024

February 21, 1945 – May 11, 2024

Richard “Dickie” Carlton Humphries, 79, born on February 21, 1945, transitioned from our presence to his eternal home on Saturday, May 11, 2024. He was a native of Elizabeth City, NC.  Richard served his country in the U.S. Navy, aboard the USS Chicago CG 11, during the Vietnam War.  Following his tour of duty, he returned to Elizabeth City, where he was employed by the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and retired after 30 years. Following his retirement from the Shipyard, Richard, a jack of all trades, always on call, was known as “the go to guy”, where he was always willing to lend a helping hand to family and friends.

Richard is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Lynn Lewis Humphries. In addition, cherishing his memory, he leaves his daughter, Dorinda Lynne Humphries Rice, and his son-in-law James (Jim) Rice of Pinehurst, NC. He is also loved and cherished by his grandson, Ryan Rice, and his granddaughter, Rachel Rice, whom he held dearly in his heart even before they were born. Richard is also survived by many cousins, whom he loved as brothers and sisters.

Richard was predeceased by his parents, and his beloved grandmother, Annie Mae Jackson Chesson, as well as, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, each having a profound influence on his life.

Richard never knew a stranger and will always be remembered by his many acts of kindness. The Greek philosopher and fable writer, Aesop, is quoted as saying, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”  Richard lived with this conviction and requested that to honor his legacy, you do an act of kindness for someone, because it may be the very thing that changes their life, as well as yours.

The family will gather for a time of fellowship and reflection to celebrate a life well-lived at Twiford Funeral Home, Church St. from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2024, followed by military rites honoring Richard’s love of our Country in the Sam A. Twiford Veteran’s Park, located at Twiford Funeral Home at 3:00 p.m.   At other times, the family will receive friends and relatives at their residence.

Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Humphries Family. 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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