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Lewis Grizzard, Jr
Birth: Oct. 20, 1946
Fort Benning
Chattahoochee County
Georgia, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1994
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

Writer and humorist Lewis Grizzard was born at Fort Benning, Georgia and at a young age moved to Moreland, Georgia where he was raised by his mother Christine. A sports fan since childhood, he graduated from the University Of Georgia with a degree in Journalism. By age 23 he was the sports editor for the Atlanta Journal. He later became sports editor for the Chicago Sun Times. Staying with the Sun Times for a short period of time, he became homesick for Georgia and moved back to Atlanta as a columnist for the Atlanta Constitution. He wrote of his experiences in Chicago in his book If I Ever Get Back To Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet To The Ground. He authored over twenty books and his column was syndicated in 450 newspapers across the country. Suffering from a congenital heart defect, he received over 50 thousand get well cards and letters after his third valve replacement surgery. He died in the hospital in 1994 due to complications from a fourth valve replacement operation. As he wished, he was cremated and part of his ashes were scattered at the 50 yard line of Sanford Stadium at his beloved Univeristy Of Georgia. (bio by: Phil Hamilton) 
 
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 Parents:
  Lewis McDonald Grizzard (1914 - 1970)
  Christine Word Atkinson (1912 - 1989)
 
 Children:
  Catfish The black Lab Dog (1982 - 1993)*
 
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Burial:
Southview Cemetery
Moreland
Coweta County
Georgia, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- Tony Middleton
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