Mary Franklyn Tye Garrard went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the age of 101.
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Mrs. Garrard was the daughter of the late Eve Harper Tye and Lewis C. Tye. Prior to her marriage to the late Marvin Wesley "Tobe" Garrard Sr., she taught at the Devereux Elementary School. She was a life-long member of the Devereux Methodist Church, a member of Women's Missionary Society and the Devereux Ladies Club, and a Sunday school teacher. Her Sunday school students looked forward to Christmas, when Mrs. Garrard would give each of them a Christmas-decorated egg ornament which she had created.
Mrs. Garrard is survived by her children, Anne G. Whorton and Jackie G. Archer, both of Sparta, and Marvin W. (Pat) Garrard Jr., of Watkinsville; nephew, Charles Ensign, of Portland, Ore.; niece, Eve C. Smith, of Ellijay; eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, 3 step-great-great-grandchildren, and a host of loving friends and neighbors.
The family would like to thank Hospice Advantage of Athens, Dr. Dave Ringer (and staff)) of Lake Oconee, and the staff of Savannah Court at Lake Oconee.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, at the chapel of Moores Funeral Home, in Milledgeville, with interment to follow in the Reynolds Chapel Cemetery, in Devereux.
The family will be at Moores Funeral Home for friends to call from 9:30 a.m. on Saturday until the funeral hour.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Devereux Methodist Church, c/o Joyce Fordham, P.O. Box 367, Sparta, GA 31087. Visit www.mooresfuneralhome.com to express tributes.
Moores Funeral Home & Crematory, Milledgeville, is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Aug. 3, 2013