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Elliott Sons Funeral Home

4255 Columbia Road, Martinez, GA

OBITUARY

Norman "Hoyt" Gregory

October 8, 1957May 31, 2020
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Sparta, GA - Norman “Hoyt” Gregory, 62, entered into rest on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Mr. Hoyt enjoyed the simple things in life. His favorite hobbies include fishing, hunting, and playing the banjo.

Mr. Hoyt is preceded in death by his father William Bruce Gregory.

Survivors include his loving wife, Linda Gregory; daughter, Amanda Tyus (Jon); daughter, Katie Gregory; daughter, Laura Gregory; step-daughter, Katherine Lee (Caleb); mother, Evelyn Gregory; sister, Sabrina Gregory; sister, Angie Cook (Scott); nephews, Kevin (Holly),Robert (Janie), and Logan (Angela); nieces, Michelle (B.R.), Eva, and Jessica; grand-nieces and nephews including his namesake Hoyt; and many extended family.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 11am at Bellevue Memorial Gardens. We ask if you are attending services, due to the COVID-19, please stay in your vehicles as we are only limited to 10 people at the service. We are encouraging people to please sign the online registry to show the family support during this time.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, June 5, 2020

Memories

Norman "Hoyt" Gregory

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Richard Romero

June 6, 2020

In my memory, this is the first I realized that I was older than Hoyt. He was a man with an air of wisdom and gravitas that gave him the credibility of a gentleman. He had wry humor, and a gift for making people comfortable.

Lindsay Outten

June 6, 2020

More than “just” family, Hoyt was also a friend. From the moment I met him, I liked him. I’m devastated by the loss of his brilliant light in the world. Godspeed, Hoyt! And much love, light, and healing to my fellow L and our honorary L...and to all who knew this exceptional man. ❤️

Logan Romero

June 6, 2020

Growing up, Hoyt was always someone I looked up to. He was extremely intelligent and witty, always able to make you laugh or hold your attention while imparting some pearls of wisdom. Some of my strongest memories were of him playing the banjo. He always played with such passion and skill, it moved anyone that heard him pickin' and I certainly remember how it made me feel. Throughout my life, no matter where I have been, I could turn on some bluegrass and be immediately transported back home thanks to Hoyt.

Lilly Calhoun

June 5, 2020

Hoyt is a special man that I am privileged to call a friend. Never did an encounter pass by that he didn't make me laugh. The earthly world lost a great man. I will truly miss him.

Tracy Payne

June 5, 2020

Hoyt was a great friend. We always looked for to his visits to deer camp. He will be missed. Tracy&Chad Payne

Joyce Terry

June 5, 2020

I will always treasure the memory of having visited him at his new home in GA. I will remember him being on the back deck looking toward the river and talking about going fishing. I met his wife, Linda, at that time too. Great memories. May you and your Dad and grandparents have a joyful reunion and talk about the simpler things in life

Jeff Stevenson

June 4, 2020

So many memories.
I first " met" Hoyt 40 years ago. He lived with his parents on the corner of Harrison Blvd and Love Street.
My friend Flea and I decided we needed that street sign that said Love Street, as we were trying to get it, the door at 197 Harrison Blvd opened and this tall skinny dude yells out " get the hell out of here before I beat you in the head with a stick of wood."
That one chance encounter turned into a lifetime of great memories, whether it was an overnight fishing trip into bear country of the North Carolina mountains or sitting on the porch sipping whiskey, Hoyt was as good of a friend as anyone could wish for.
Thanks for the memories my friend.

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