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Haskell and Virginia Murphree will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary will a reception with family and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. April 9 in the Simmons Center. The children and grandchildren will host the reception
Haskell has lived in Duncan since he was 10 months old. Virginia has lived in Duncan since they married in May 1946, in Oklahoma City.
In the fall of 1946, Hack started to work at the Security National Bank as bookkeeper and later as teller. Virginia worked at Halliburton until 1949.
In January 1949, Hack and his brother Clinton purchased the grocery store at Second and Main, and eventually built Murphree’s Super Market at First and Main. Hack and Virginia lived in the back of the business until May 1950, when they moved into their first home. In March 1976, Haskell retired from the grocery business.
Hack and Virginia are charter members of the Eastside Church of Christ. They have enjoyed traveling, camping and fishing together, as well as enjoying their grandkids at their cabin in Southeast Oklahoma.
They have three children: Mike (Valerie) Murphree of Boston, Mass.; Mark (Vanessa) Murphree of Edmond; and Sharon (Brice) Carroll of Hot Springs, Ark.
They have eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.