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Malcolm Clinton Barnes, Sr.

December 30, 2018

Malcolm Clinton Barnes, Sr. 92 of Fort Oglethorpe, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 30, 2018 at 2:15pm to join his loved ones.


M.C. retired 31 years from Dupont yet kept working and never stopped. He worked security at Shaw then Health South until a stroke at 80.  He stayed busy gardening, repairing, always helping and encouraging others. God said, serving others others is serving God. Malcolm served in the Navy during World War II at age 17 along with his 2 brothers who all lived to war’s end. He was always generous, he sent his monthly Navy pay checks home to his mother, Minnie Lee Drake for his remaining siblings.  He was always a loving, nurturing, generous man of modest income. He never gave up and never gave in because he stood firm on what he believed was right! Malcolm and Betty were members of Old Fort Baptist Church.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Louise Allen Barnes of 69 years; son, Verle Barnes; great-granddaughter, Ella Faith Barnes; father, mother, sisters, and brothers. He was a humble, dedicated, loving father of 4 children: Malcolm C. Barnes, Jr., R. Verle Barnes, Wallace I. Barnes, and Joy Y. Barnes, whom he loved dearly. Other survivors include his brother, Euell (Louise) Barnes; 2 grandsons, 6 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.


Special thanks to our friends, Arvel Cushon and Stan Cline for their love, care and support.


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Graveside services will be held 2p.m. Thursday at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.


Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

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