Maurice Talmadge Garrett, 91, of Orange, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009.

Memorial services were at 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Orange, with the Rev. Mike Umbenhaur officiating.

Maurice was born in Savoy, Texas on Oct. 1, 1917, the son of John Talmadge Garrett and Georgia Gaines Garrett. He married Janie Colburn on October 5, 1939. Maurice was a Veteran of World War II. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and he served as Worshipful Master in the Burkeville Lodge.

Maurice was the owner of Garrett?s Auto Supply. He enjoyed a great retirement with his wife at Toledo Bend Lake for 21 years, where he loved being with his family and playing golf.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Maureen Jane Hutchins; brothers, Don Garrett, Kenneth Garrett and Billy Garrett; and sister, Frances Watson.

He is survived by his wife, Janie Colburn Garrett; daughter, Jo Earline ?Tu Tu? Andrews Cron; son-in-law, James ?Hutch? Hutchins; granddaughter, Jane Dyer and her husband Ernie; grandsons, Mark Welch and his wife Teresa, Todd Trawhon and his wife Trema, Troy Trawhon and his wife Leigh-ann; 8 great-grandchildren; Dustin Dyer, Ashton Dyer, Katie Welch, Mackenzie Trawhon, Drake Trawhon, Claire Trawhon, Pate Arena and Conner Trawhon; brothers, Dr. James Garrett of Texarkana, Texas, Lindy Garrett of Houston and Gerald “Red”? Garrett of Orange. Maurice loved his family very much. Our family was truly blessed by this wonderful wise man for so many years, and he will be greatly missed.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Orange, the family said.