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Roy Marcus Magaha, 94, of Charles Town passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 at the Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility, Kearneysville.

 He was born May 8, 1926 in Kabletown. He was the son of the late Thomas Henry Magaha and Nellie Frances (Marcus) Magaha.

Roy owned and operated Meg-Willey Dairy Farm, in Charles Town. Prior, he retired after 27 years of service with the Musselman Apple Plant, in Inwood.

He was a member of Oakland Community Church, where he had been in the Senior Bible Class.

He attended Jefferson County Schools.

Roy volunteered with Hospice of the Panhandle for nine years and City Hospital Oncology for six years.

He was a well-known craftsman, man of many talents, prize flowers, to baking, to quilting, painting and photography. He was a full time farmer.

He is survived by his sons, Roy Michael Magaha (Deborah), of Charles Town, Dennis Lane Magaha (Gail), of Kearneysville, daughter, Kim Ruh (John), of Charles Town; grandchildren, Wayne Magaha (Billie Jo), Joey Magaha (Kathy), Coty Magaha (Nicole), Marci Magaha, Stacey Day (Dave), Angie Kiser (Shannon); step-grandson, Joey Ruh (Brenna); foster granddaughter, Amanda Burcker; eight great-grandchildren: numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Frances E. (Boyd) Magaha who died March 18, 2016; foster son, Jack Burcker; sister, Virginia Braithwaite; brothers, Thomas Lee Magaha, J. Melvin Magaha, Wilson H. Magaha, Charles H. Magaha and Archie T.F. Magaha.

He was the last of his immediate family.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 at the Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town with the Rev. JoAnne Alexander and the Rev. Kent Tice officiating.

Friends were received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Oakland Community Church, 104 Oakland Terrace, Charles Town, WV 25414, Citizens Fire Company, PO Box 927, Charles Town, WV 25414 or charity of one’s choice.

Please wear face masks and practice social distancing due to Covid-19.

Please sign the online guestbook and view his obituary at


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