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Lewis Grizzard

Lewis Grizzard, whose down-home humor in columns and books such as “Daddy Was a Pistol and I’m a Son of a Gun,” died March 20 of complications following heart surgery.

He was 47.

Grizzard wrote a column four days a week for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was syndicated in 450 newspapers across the country.

He is survived by his fourth wife, whom he married in the hospital.

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