Born July 29, 1922 in Berryville, VA, he was the son of the late Thomas Hendrix Magaha and Nellie Frances Marcus Magaha.
He was a retired farmer.
He is survived by one daughter, Becky Mentzer and husband, Perry, of Hedgesville, WV; three sons, Ronald Magaha and wife, Harriet, of Beallsville, MD; Thomas Magaha and wife, Alice, of Berryville, VA and Ray Magaha and wife, Linda, of Gaithersburg, MD; two brothers, Melvin Magaha of Ranson, WV and Roy Magaha of Charles Town, WV; seven grandchildren, Rinnie, Robin, Holly, Mary, Chelsea, Megan, and Lisa and 15 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna May Braithwaite Magaha, one son, Jerry Magaha, one sister, Virginia Braithwaite and three brothers, Charles, Thomas and Archie Magaha.
Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 16, 2011 at the Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, US 340 at Halltown Road, Charles Town/Harpers Ferry, WV with Dr. Ken Patrick officiating. Interment will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town, WV.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA. 22601