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Mr. Detmor Hartsel “Skip” Malcomb
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory
Mr. Detmor Hartsel “Skip” Malcomb
PORTAL, Ga. -- Mr. Detmor Hartsel “Skip” Malcomb, age 85, died on Wednesday, September 12th, at his granddaughter’s residence in Waycross, Georgia, following a lengthy illness.
    Hartsel was born in Hettie, West Virginia, and attended Burnsville High School.
    He joined the U.S. Navy as a teenager and served from 1951 through 1955. He was a member of the United States Naval Construction Battalions known as the “Seabees”. Following his discharge from active duty, Hartsel joined the U.S. Naval Reserves, retiring in 1989 following 25 years of service.
    In addition to his naval service, Hartsel was employed with Ford Motor Company in Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked for 31 years, retiring as an engine builder.
    Following his retirement, he moved to Crouse, N.C., and resided for several years and then to Portal, Ga., in 2003.
    He was of the Methodist faith.
    Mr. Malcomb was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Ann Hitt Malcomb; his parents, Orla Daniel Malcomb and Fanny Opal Hardway Malcomb; a son, Daniel Lee Malcomb; a daughter, Lisa Marie Malcomb Drury; a grandson, Stacy Cutright; and a brother, Alva Lee Malcomb.
    Surviving are his grandchildren, Malcomb Stewart and wife, Alexis, of Kingsland, G.; Eric Daniel Stewart of Kingsland, Ga.; Tierra Stewart of Folkston, Ga.; and Katie Drury of Waycross, Ga.; two sisters, Jane Gibson of Buchannon, W.Va.; and Wanda Ratliff of Seville, Ohio; and eight great-grandchildren, Amaya Moats, Conner Moats, Isabella Stewart, Tyler Stewart, Makenzie Stewart, Kaiden Wright, Vallery Stewart and Delylah Stewart.
    The family will receive visitors on Monday, September 17, 2018, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
    An additional visitation will be Sunday, September 23, 2018, from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home in Flatwoods, W.Va.
    The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Duane Brown officiating.
    The graveside service, with military honors, will be in the Greenhill Church Cemetery.
    Friends may sign the online register book at
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, September 15, 2018

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