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Former Chief Justice Marshall dies at age 82

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June 12, 2003

AMERICUS - Former Chief Justice Thomas Oliver Marshall from Americus died today at the age of 82.  He died at Sumter Regional Hospital following complications from surgery.  Until his surgery, he practiced law with Holland and Knight, LLP in Atlanta.

Marshall was appointed Assistant Justice by then-Governor George Busbee in 1975. Eleven years later, his peers elected him Chief Justice where he served until his retirement in 1989.

He was also a World War Two veteran. While in service, he earned the nickname, "plane-a-minute-Marshall" for shooting down nine Kamakazi planes in nine minutes. Marshall is survived by his wife, Angie, and three daughters.

Funeral services are planned for 11:00 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Americus.

posted at 8:50 by mathew.palmer@walb.com