Mr. Magnusson was born in Cherokee County, Alabama on March 3, 1918, son of the late King Magnusson and Vennie McKeen Magnusson. He was of the Baptist faith, a veteran of the United States Army, and prior to retirement, was employed with Mt. Vernon Mills as a carpenter. Mr. Magnusson was preceded in death by a sister, Plumer Jeffers and a grandson, Kevin Godfrey.
Mr, Magnusson is survived by his wife, Eloise Pruitt Magnusson, to whom he was married on June 13, 1953; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Dale and Jan Magnusson of Rome; Sister, Ms. Ruth Magnusson; grandchildren, Jason (Sara) Magnusson, Brooke Magnusson, Phillip (Daphne) Godfrey; great grandchildren, Noah and Jacob Magnusson.
Graveside and Interment Services for Mr. Magnusson will be held Monday, December 29, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Rev. Jack Green officiating. Pallbearers will be Jason Magnusson, Phillip Godfrey, Mus Johnson, Danny Deering, Kenny Lowenburg and Hershal Pruitt.
Mr. Magnusson will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.