Murphy family holds 60th reunion

September 22, 2013

WHITEVILLE — The Murphy family gathered together on Sept. 1 in Whiteville at the American Legion Hut for their 60th family reunion. They traveled from places like North Carolina, Maryland, New York, South Carolina and Virginia.

Glover Murphy is the oldest local Murphy member, but he is not the oldest family member — that title goes to Evelyn Durham of Baltimore, Md. (Glover’s oldest sister). Glover’s daughter Sarahlyn Hayes and her husband William spearheaded the events for this year’s celebration.

Everyone shared many family stories and singing and dance routines were the highlight for the entertainment. The food was plentiful. Everyone left the reunion with a hug for one another and promise to return next year.