Visitation Information:

January 18th, 2022 at 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery
4121 Falcon Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Service Information:

January 18th, 2022 at 02:00 PM
Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery
4121 Falcon Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Mr. Hoyt Murray Garrett, 91

Mr. Hoyt Murray Garrett, age 91, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by his family.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 18, 2022 in the Chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with interment following at Memorial Park Cemetery.  Rev. Tony Elrod will officiate.  The family will receive friends 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Memorial Park South Funeral Home.

Mr. Garrett was born April 28, 1930 to the late Albert Calvin Garrett & Essie Rentie Crow Garrett in Gainesville. He retired in 1980 from General Motors in Doraville, where he worked as a Painter. He volunteered for years at Choices Pregnancy Care Center. He painted and repaired. Anything that needed doing, he was there. Murray was a great father who loved working in his yard and most of all, loved helping anyone who needed help. He was a frugal man and lived his life quietly, without drama. He loved all of his grandchildren.

Mr. Garrett is survived by the mother of their children, Elizabeth Baird of Flowery Branch; his son & daughter-in-law, Michael & Debbie Garrett of Gainesville; daughter, Donna Burch of Flowery Branch; daughters and sons-in-law, Yvonne & Mike Morris of Oakwood and Rebecca & Jerry Taylor of Flowery Branch; grandchildren, Scotty Matthew Gable of Flowery Branch, Patrick Michael Gable of Chicopee, Tiffany Beth Sullivan of Hoschton, Jeremy Nick Taylor of Auburn, Ella Louise Bellini of Gainesville, Natalie Rose Woodruff of Dawsonville, Amanda Dawn Hagin of Gainesville, and Ashlee Elizabeth Randolph of Jefferson; brother, Maurice Garrett; and great-grandchildren, Amelia Taylor, Eva Randolph, Elijah Randolph, Isla Rose Wilson, Roman Hagin, Alexiah Fischhaber, and Kennedy Fischhaber.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Arthur, Amos, Howard, & Billy Garrett; and sisters, Hattie Grace Clark and Laura Mae Wruk.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA  30502,

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements.  Send on-line condolences to         


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Judy Morrow 2022-01-14 12:30:56
My love and prayers for the family. A very special loving and caring family who has meant so much to my life.
Jackie Cronic 2022-01-14 16:16:06
Sorry for your loss. Always thought a lot of your dad. Always remember, God knows what he is doing!
Ben Forrester 2022-01-14 23:05:26
I always called him Garrett. He always called me Hooper. We worked across from each other at GM Doraville for several years, back in the 60's/70's. He put the finish coat of paint on the right side of the car. I put the same on the left side. We met in the middle of the deck lid as we finished then began on the next car. We had a myriad of laughs,and we got to know each other. Getting to know him, I learned I liked him. Eventually I realized I didn't just like him, I loved him. Maybe the most enjoyable man I ever knew. I know He made my shift easier, and maybe I did the same with his. He lived a difficult and burdensome life sometimes, not his doing, but his goodness always got the better of him. To his loved ones: I'm grievously sorry he has left. We are all diminished by his passing. I hope He left a legacy of good feeling to each of you as He does for me. He was one of the good ones. I'll think of him often, and my thoughts will be good. My yours be the same. With genuine love and respect. Ben Forrester
Jimmy & Teresa Grant 2022-01-15 18:30:02
Our prayers are for y'all
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