James R. “J.R.” Davenport, 71

James Roger “J.R.” Davenport, 71, of Raleigh, died Tuesday May 14, 2013 at the Wake County Hospice Center. Davenport was born in Guilford County, the son of the late Irene Oliver Davenport and John C. Davenport. He was married to Nina Ruth Owens Davenport who preceded him in...
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William James Manners, Jr., 81

William James Manners, Jr. 81, of Youngsville, died Wednesday May 15, 2013 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. He was born in Broward County, Fla., the son of the late Jennie Larson Manners and William James Manners, Sr. and was married to Lou Ann Tharrington Manners who preceded him in...
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Ellis R. Gregory, 74

Ellis R. Gregory, 74, of Wake Forest, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away Wednesday evening, May 15, 2013 at his home. Gregory was born in Mesa, Arizona, the son of the late Burl Gregory and Beulah Ross Gregory. He attended Arizona State University on a...
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Beatrice Wilkes Welborn, 88

Beatrice Wilkes Welborn, 88, of Wake Forest, passed away, Wednesday afternoon, May 15, 2013 at Hillside Nursing Center. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Cary Wilkes and Lillian Jackson Wilkes. Memorial services were held Sunday afternoon, May 19, in the...
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Thomas Neil “Tom” Blonk, 60

Thomas Neil “Tom” Blonk, 60, of Raleigh, died peacefully, Friday, May 17, 2013. Tom was born to the late Jean and Cornelius Blonk in Ridgewood, NJ. He was raised in Wyckoff, NJ by his mother and step father, the late John Woudenberg, after Cornelius’s passing in 1960. In 1993,...