Murphys to celebrate 50th anniversary

Published 2:01 pm Sunday, February 5, 2012

Newell and Althea Murphy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 13, 2012. They will be honored Saturday with a gathering at 5:30 p.m. at Roca Restaurant. All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

They were married in Vicksburg in 1962. Mr. Murphy is a retired colonel from the 412th Engineers Theatre Command and a retired commander of the 475th Military Intelligence Detachment. He retired as chief of the Mobility Systems Division at Waterways Experiment Station. Mrs. Murphy was a homemaker and served as a volunteer for a number of church, school and civic organizations.

The Murphys have five children, Deb Murphy Forbes, Jody Murphy, Rogers “Doodle” Murphy, Carr Murphy Brown and Kitty Bridges, and they reared a number of others in their home and served as foster parents to some. They also have numerous grandchildren.

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