The Transylvania Times -

Arthur E. "Gene" McGaha Jr.


March 8, 2018

Arthur E. “Gene” McGaha Jr., 84, died Monday, March 5, 2018.

A native of Transylvania County, he was born May 12, 1933. His parents were Arthur E. McGaha Sr. and Beatrice Henderson McGaha.

An outstanding player at Brevard High School, he was chosen for the Asheville Citizen All WNC Scholastic football team in 1951. After graduating in 1952, he attended Asheville-Biltmore College where he played football for Coach Max Spurlin. He was selected most valuable player in 1953.

He was stationed in Germany while serving in the United States Army for two years. After discharge, he...

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