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Martha Joyce Malcom

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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2011 12:00 am

Martha Joyce Malcom died 10/15/11. She was married to Col. (ret.) Ben S. Malcom of Fayetteville, GA. Joyce was born July 14, 1932 in Augusta GA. She was the daughter of Robert and Rosa Swint. Joyce’s mother died of pneumonia six months after Joyce was born. She was raised by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Barksdale of Bastonville, GA. Joyce graduated from Gibson High School and the Augusta Business College. She then worked as a secretary for the Savannah River Nuclear facility (DuPont). She married Ben Studdard Malcom in 1955 and they and they had one son Ben Thomas Malcom. Their son and his wife Jean, live in Monroe, GA. They have 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

Joyce and Ben traveled the world with the US Army and moved 24 times in the 29 yrs. And lived overseas for 6 yrs. Joyce typed Ben’s book “White Tigers” which is about Bens operation during the Korean war with Special Forces and the CIA. The book is now in the 3’rd printing and the history channel did a one hour document film on White Tigers in 2005.

Joyce came from a large family and is survived by sister Barbara Hurst, brothers Earnest and Robert Swint. She also had three half sisters, Shirley White, Donna Kay Tottle, Carolyn Gaddis and two half brothers Edward and Thomas Swint. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 2pm at Meadows Funeral Home in Monroe, GA. Interment will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Monroe. The family received friends from 12-2pm on Tuesday at Meadows Funeral Home. 770 267-9406

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