February 4, 1945
Futha Cone Magie married Elizabeth Anne (Betty) Rice of Lonoke (Lonoke County). Magie and his wife later bought and published a number of newspapers in small Arkansas towns and won many journalism awards. They were known for working for the betterment of the community in which they worked. Together they were named Arkansas Journalists of the Year in 1991 by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s journalism department. In addition to a number of other honors, Magie was inducted into the Alumni Society Hall of Journalism at the University of Arkansas (UA) in Fayetteville in 2005.