March 4, 2007 (9:09am): Hello Folks,
Always sad to report news like this, but I received word from Beverly Shade and Penny Banner last night that G.L.O.R.Y. Legend Tracy Richards (DEBORAH JANE NEWKIRK) passed away late Sunday night at her home in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Tracy had been fighting throat cancer since autumn of last year.
You can see Tracy's G.L.O.R.Y. Profile here: http://www.glorywrestling.com/gg/TracyRichards/TR.asp
If you would like, you can follow the link at the bottom of Tracy's Profile to "Generation Redneck"--the Web site belonging to her and her wrestler husband, Bubba Kirk. The site hasn't been updated for a bit, but there is a button on the home page which leads to a Guest Book where, if you'd like, you can leave a message in honor of Tracy.
I had exchanged several emails with Tracy during the last few months and, although she mentioned once that her cancer treatments did leave her tired, she seemed to be in good spirits. She certainly was determined to fight her illness as best as she possibly could. I'm sorry to hear that she wasn't able to knock it out and come away with a total victory over this opponent.
Our condolences go out to Tracy's family and friends.
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