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Rick Kornacker


From:
Dixon Springs, Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 2:34 pm     Reply with quote

Just a note to our "Forum" and steel guitar community. Fran Newman passed away early this morning as a result of a number of sudden and serious health complications. I know that many of you are aware of the many significant contributions that her and Jeff have made to our community...many years of good things and good times for us all. Truly a legacy that will not be equaled by many. Final arrangements are pending and will be forthcoming. Respectfully submitted, RK Sad
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Joshua Tschetter


Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 2:38 pm     Reply with quote

Wow! sad new's...she was a sweetheart and wonderful lady.
Safely home in heaven...May she rest in peace.
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Jeff Garden


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Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 2:46 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks for the notification, Rick..haven't heard from you in awhile and hope you're doing ok. Condolences to you and your family. Sad news but yes, Fran and Jeff are finally back together again. I took an instructional week with Jeff back in the 1980's and both he and Fran could not have been nicer and treated me like family...I will always remember that. May they both rest in peace.

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Jerry Overstreet


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Louisville Ky
Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 3:17 pm     Reply with quote

Oh my! Sincerest condolences to you Rick and the rest of the family. Yes, I'm one among many who spent time at Jeff and Fran's school. It was definitely a family venture and her role was just as vital as Jeff's.

They showed much love and devotion with their personal lives too.

Another chapter in the steel guitar book closed. Crying or Very sad
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Brad Bechtel


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San Francisco, CA
Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 3:19 pm     Reply with quote

My condolences, Rick.
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John Coffman


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Wharton,Texas USA
Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 4:08 pm     Reply with quote

Prayers for the family.
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DG Whitley


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North Carolina
Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 4:11 pm     Reply with quote

My sincere deepest condolences to the family. I always found Fran to be gracious and funny whenever I placed an order. I will miss her.
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Mike Wheeler


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Delaware, Ohio, USA
Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 4:22 pm     Reply with quote

Fran was indeed a sweetheart to talk to. My prayers for the family and sincerest condolences to all the many friends she and Jeff had.
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Doug Earnest


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Branson, MO USA
Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 4:28 pm     Reply with quote

Rick and family, I am so very sorry to hear this. Fran was a very special person to me. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to all of you.
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Jim Palenscar


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Oceanside, Calif, USA
Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 4:58 pm     Reply with quote

She was my buddy- I will miss her.
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Dave Potter


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Texas
Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 5:08 pm     Reply with quote

So sorry to hear this.
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Jim Cohen


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Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 5:11 pm     Reply with quote

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. Fran and Jeff were both very special people in my life. I owe them a lot. RIP, dear Fran.
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Pete Burak


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Portland, OR USA
Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 5:40 pm     Reply with quote

Oh, so sorry to hear of this.
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Tony Dingus


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Kingsport, Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 5:53 pm     Reply with quote

Sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family.

Tony
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Joseph Napolitano


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New Jersey, USA
Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 5:54 pm     Reply with quote

My deepest sympathies . I had many nice conversations with Fran when I paced orders.She was a sweet woman.
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Clark Doughty


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Missouri
Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 7:30 pm     Frab Newman Reply with quote

Our prayers are with the family. Sad day. Hope Rick will keep the family legacy going......clark and lucy
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Chubby Howard


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Franklin, Ohio, USA
Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 8:40 pm     Reply with quote

So sorry praying for the family. Her and Jeff were alway's so good to me. Chubby Howard
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John De Maille


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Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 9:16 pm     Reply with quote

I'm so sorry to hear this. I've known Jeff and Fran since the middle 70's. She was a lovely woman to know. Even if we hadn't seen each other in a long time, when we would meet, it was as if it was just yesterday. My condolences to her family.
May she Rest In Peace. We'll miss her.
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b0b


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Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 10:31 pm     Reply with quote

So sad to hear this. I always liked Fran, even when she was mad at me. A wonderful lady.

My condolences to the family.
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Mike Perlowin


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Post Posted 3 Nov 2016 11:28 pm     Reply with quote

Another sad loss. I also liked Fran a lot. She was a great lady.
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Hook Moore


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Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 1:30 am     Reply with quote

I'm so sorry..
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Dave Grothusen


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Scott City, Ks
Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 3:09 am     Reply with quote

Rick I am so sorry to hear this news, however I am sure that Jeff is glad to have her by his side again. They were a team.
I pray for you and the rest of the family.
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JERRY THURMOND


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sullivan mo u.s.a.
Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 5:38 am     Reply with quote

Fran was a good friend, after Jeff passed away I didn't see Fran very often, but we stayed in touch through Facebook I will miss her, she always had so much love for her Family.
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Rick Abbott


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Indiana, USA
Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 6:00 am     Reply with quote

I am sorry to hear this. I was thinking of her yesterday. Sorry she's gone, glad she's with Jeff.

Blessing and peace to all.
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Jack Stoner


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Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 6:11 am     Reply with quote

Sorry to hear of another chapter being closed. Condolences to the family.

I wonder if the Newman products will continue to be available? Its been a while since anything new was produced but its still applicable today.
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