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Southern Wrestling Legend Passes

We received the following from Bobby Simmons today:

I am sad to report that Lester Welch passed away this afternoon around 2:00 PM in Pensacola, Florida. Pease remember Lucille, Jack, Roy Lee, and their families in your prayers. Arrangements are pending and I will keep you up to date as I have new information.

Note from Adam Martin:
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