Obituaries

Barbara Jean VanDeventer of Palmyra, VA, passed away on January 7, 2014. Born June 25, 1934, to Walter and Ellen Weber, she graduated from Princeton High School and later from Centenary Junior College in Hackettstown, NJ. From there she married Robert VanDeventer and raised four marvelous children, Rick, Tom, Bill and Jill. An avid bridge player, she joined bridge clubs wherever she lived.
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George Bernard Bockman Jr. of Palmyra, Virginia, unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. Devotedly by his side was his wife, Jean; along with their daughters, Shawn and Margaret; son, Richard; and son-in-law, Michael. George is survived by his sweetheart and wife of more than 51 years, Gloria Jean (Gourley) Bockman; daughters and sons-in-law, Shawn Marie and David Long and Margaret Dolores and Michael Arnold; and son, Richard Seldon Bockman.
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Evlynn Ann Murphy, 88, of Charlottesville passed away peacefully on Dec. 29, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John “Jack” Murphy and her eldest son, Kenneth. She is survived by her children: Donald/Karen (Merrick, NY), Thomas “TJ”/Mary (Crofton, MD) and Debbie (Augusta, GA). She is also survived by her first grandchild Kerry Murphy-Hammond/John (Columbia, VA), grandchildren: Kim/Daniel Gregory (Southlake, TX), David (Dallas, TX), Rebecca/Jed (New Orleans, LA), Rachel (Brooklyn, NY), Brian and Kevin (Baltimore, MD), Allison (Los Angeles, CA), Christopher, Caroline and Michael of Merrick, NY. She is also survived by her three great grandchildren Delaney, Audrey and Calvin.
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Richard W. Bandy, formerly of Lake Monticello, died peacefully in his home in Bel Air, MD on November 30, 2013. He was the son of Virdie and Claude Bandy, reared in Virginia in Christian faith, strong family ties, and love of country.
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Rupert Wilder “Bob” Tatum, Jr., 74, of Palmyra, died on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
He was born on Sunday, April 30, 1939 in Honduras, a son of the late Rupert Wilder Tatum, Sr. and Caroline Cecilia (Sanabria) Tatum.
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