AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Ralph E. McGahee, Jr., 67, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 28, 2010. A memorial service will be conducted, today Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 2:00 pm, in the Platt's Crawford Avenue Chapel, with Reverend Bryan Cockrell officiating. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents Ralph E. McGahee, Sr. and Myrtle McGahee. Survivors include his loving wife of 17 years, Brenda McGahee. Son, James Paul "Jimmy" McGahee and wife, Debra, Evans, Georgia; Son, Ralph E. "Trey" McGahee III and wife, Katie, Summerville, South Carolina; Daughter, Anna Maran DeMeyers and husband, Chad, Augusta, Georgia; Step Daughter, Lisa Luckey-Bueno and husband, Martin, San Antonio, Texas; and Step Daughter, Patia "Missy" Buckalew and husband, Jay, Monroe, North Carolina. Eleven Grandchildren; Meagan McGahee, Brittney McGahee, Tyler McGahee, Brenna Bueno, Ashlyn Smith, Aubrey Bueno, Shelby DeMeyers, Hadden DeMeyers, Noah McGahee, Emma Buckalew, Patia E. Buckalew and lifelong friends, Peyton McGahee, Wayne Smith and Preston Dye. Ralph was a proud member of the Richmond County Sheriff's Department in the early 1960's and later opened his own business, Ralph's VW of Augusta and was affectionately known as "Mr. Bug". Ralph was a member of the Sanctuary Church, in Evans, Georgia. The family will receive friends prior to the service, today Wednesday, at the Funeral Home, from 1:00 pm until the time of service. A private burial will be conducted at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Ralph's honor, to Trinity Hospice, 2803 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, Georgia 30904. Please sign the guestbook and send condolences at: www.plattsfuneralhome.com . Platt's Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904, 706-733-3636.
The Augusta Chronicle-March 31, 2010