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Special Olympics pioneer Marty Sheets dies at age 62

Marty Sheets, a pioneer in Special Olympics and member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, has died. He was 62 years old. According to Forbis & Dick Funeral Service, Sheets died Thursday at the Greensboro home he shared with his parents. "Over the years, so many people have told us how much Marty has meant to them," his father, David Sheets, told the Greensboro News & Record. "Marty touched a lot of people in his lifetime. He's been a good, good person. And for us, the great thing about it is, even with all the accolades and awards, he's always just been Marty — a nice guy." Sheets, who weighed less than 5 pounds when he was diagnosed at birth...

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