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Every few years, the Olympic Games return to thrill us with pageantry and drama, intense competition, and moving personal stories. Whether celebrating victory or suffering agonizing defeat, Olympians inspire us with their passion and dedication. This memorial site was created to remember athletes, coaches and others with the Olympic spirit who strived to go "Faster, Higher, Stronger."

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Remembering the life, death and legacy of Olympian James Thurston

Website Info: James Paul Thurston Born December 31, 1928 Chattanooga, TN Died July 24, 2014 at home. Proceeded in death by his mother Mamie James Million, his beloved wife Betty Hyman Thurston, his granddaughter Dacey Renee Sibley and his eldest daughter Lynn Beth Spears. He is survived in death by his twin daughters Nancy Thurston Channell (David) and Deborah ET Sibley (Timothy) and his son Michael Timothy Thurston (Vickie), granddaughters Tracey Nicole Thurston, Nancilyn Katrina Sibley and...
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DITOMMASI, ADRIANO "ANDY" - age 83, of...

Donald Rossen Obituary (RegisterGuard)

Dr. Donald P. Van Rossen August 19, 1929 - ...

Louise Rossetti Obituary (SouthOfBoston-Ledger)

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Grant BOYD Obituary (OttawaCitizen)

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Donald Van Rossen Obituary (Oregon)

Rossen, Dr. Donald P. Van 84 Aug. 19, 1929...

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Glenn Mackey Hawkins May 20, 1923 June 7,...

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