Mr. and Mrs. Ellis E. Murphy, 111 Mulligan Drive, Unicoi, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.
The couple were married on Aug. 18, 1963, in Elizabethton at the home of the officiant, Dr. H.J. Derthick.
Mr. Murphy retired from the education system, where he was a teacher and coach at Norfolk, Va., schools; was in administration at Unicoi County High School from 1979-1997; and was principal from 1980-1997.
Mrs. Murphy is the former Doris Shelley. She retired from the education system, where she was an art teacher at Norfolk, Va., schools; and taught at Unicoi County High School from 1977-1997.