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Bob Blair


From:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 6:33 am     Reply with quote

I'm also very sorry to hear this. RIP Fran.
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Tommy Alexander


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Friendswood, Texas 77546
Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 6:37 am     Jeff & Fran Reply with quote

I have known Jeff for many years; we lived about eight miles apart. We had the same music teacher.
So, we were friends for a long time, until he moved to Nashville, but did talk every now and then.
Later, I met Fran and when Jeff came to visit with his Dad in Texas city , TX., we would hang out for a day or two.
When Jeff died; we still talked with Fran by phone and a few times, she came to the Dallas convention.

This is a sad day that this happened. A very nice sweet person; we will miss her.
I lost her daughter; I believe she lived in North Carolina, I think!

They now will rest in peace...........
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Sam Marshall


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Chandler, AZ USA
Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 6:39 am     Reply with quote

So sorry to hear of Fran's passing. My sympathy's to the family.

I always enjoyed our conversations when she would come to Phoenix with Jeff for his spring seminars here. She was a sweet lady who was a really fun to talk with.

Best Regards,
Sam
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Walter Stettner


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Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 6:39 am     Reply with quote

Sad news indeed. RIP, Fran
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Wanda Cooper


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Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 7:03 am     Reply with quote



Billy and I are saddened to hear of the passing of Fran Newman this morning. She and Jeff were wonderful friends to us personally and two of the greatest friends and supporters of the pedal steel guitar community. We pray that her family will have the peace and comfort of knowing that she has been reunited with the husband she loved so much. We will miss you, Fran!
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Lee Barber


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Sweeny, TX, USA
Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 7:42 am     Reply with quote

I spent many a day talking to Fran on the phone and was thinking of her last week and this week. Rick and Jan, my condolences to you and your family. She and Jeff mean so much to the steel guitar community/family.
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George Piburn


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Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 7:56 am     Rest Peacefully Reply with quote

Jeff and Fran were like surrogate parents to My Wife and I for nearly 10 years.

Fran helped me and Chuck Lettes get the Non Pedal Sessions Started in Dallas in 2004 - (Rick Alexander 2011 forward)
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Gerry Hogan


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Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 8:15 am     Reply with quote

Rick, I missed this very sad news until Hans de Jong just phoned me to tell me! I am very shocked. Barbara and I loved her dearly. She was a wonderful lady.

Our sincere condolences go out to all the family.

Gerry and Barbara Hogan
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Jack Ritter


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Enid, Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 8:25 am     Reply with quote

My condolences. Jack Ritter
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Mike Brown


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Meridian, Mississippi USA
Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 8:49 am     Fran Reply with quote

Didn't see her much after Jeff passed, but she was a great lady. RIP Fran.
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Sandra Scott-Wall


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St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 9:07 am     Reply with quote

The Scott family have known Fran and Jeff Newman for many, many years. We are all truly saddened by Fran's passing. Our condolences to the entire Newman family.
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Richard Ingley


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Bowie, Texas, USA
Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 1:07 pm     Reply with quote

As per Albert Talley and the Texas Steel Guitar Association we are shocked at the news. She will be greatly missed. She has been A good friend of all of ours. We'll keep the family IN PRAYER.
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Joel Martin


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California, USA
Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 1:23 pm     Reply with quote

Oh such sad news. She was a sweetheart. Condolences to her friends here and family.
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KENNY KRUPNICK


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Grove City,Ohio
Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 2:01 pm     Reply with quote

Hate to hear this news. Still hard to believe Jeff is gone. Condolences and Prayers to the Newman family. Was wondering if any of the family is carrying on Jeffran music products?
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Ray Harrison


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Tucson, Arizona, USA
Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 4:50 pm     Reply with quote

Such a loss. She was always such a pleasure to be around. I loved visiting with her in St. Louis years ago.
RIP Fran, now you can be with Jeff and so many of your old friends.
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Jim Eaton


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Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 6:17 pm     Reply with quote

RIP Fran.
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Post Posted 4 Nov 2016 9:27 pm     Fran Newman Reply with quote

So sorry to hear this sad news!
Now she's gone to meet the Lord and Jeff!
May she rest in peace !
Condolences to the family.
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Mike Wilson


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Ohio, USA
Post Posted 5 Nov 2016 2:53 am     Reply with quote

Sad news. Prayers and condolences to the family.
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Donna Dodd


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Acworth, Georgia, USA
Post Posted 5 Nov 2016 12:53 pm     Reply with quote

I enjoyed visiting with Fran a couple of times around the sound booth at Scotty's. Seemingly full of life and vigor, Fran always made me smile. Rest in peace, sweet lady....
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Craig Bailey


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Post Posted 5 Nov 2016 6:14 pm     Fran will be missed Reply with quote

So sorry to hear this. Fran was such a sweetheart and a class act. Such a wonderful person.

Craig
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Werner Friedrich


From:
Germany
Post Posted 6 Nov 2016 3:27 am     Re: Fran and Jeff Newman...together again! Reply with quote

Rick Kornacker wrote:
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


My condolences to the whole Newman Family.
Jeff and Fran was wonderfull Friends! RIP !
Werner Friedrich, Germany
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Paul Wade


From:
mundelein,ill
Post Posted 6 Nov 2016 7:04 am     Re: Fran and Jeff Newman...together again! Reply with quote

rick,
sorry to here the passing of Fran. i used to order Jeff's course a lot from her she was very nice lady.
she will be missed. prayers are sent..

p.w
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Rick Kornacker


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Dixon Springs, Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 6 Nov 2016 8:26 am     Thanks to all... Reply with quote

Would just like to take a moment to thank all for your thoughtful comments and wishes. Nice to hear from all of you...including many that I have known personally. Let's all remember those good times! Regards, RK
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Richard Sinkler


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Oakdale, California
Post Posted 6 Nov 2016 9:35 am     Reply with quote

What horrible news. Fran was one of the sweetest women I ever met. At a Buddy Emmons / Jeff Newman "concert", I had my 2 or 3 year old daughter with me. She and Peggy Emmons would let her come and hang out in their booths and play with her. I will never forget that.

RIP Fran.
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Dave Diehl


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Mechanicsville, MD, USA
Post Posted 6 Nov 2016 6:05 pm     Reply with quote

Jeff and Fran both always made me feel so much like family. Fran was always an equal half of a team of her and Jeff. The two of them were so close and I had so much respect for them. I'm so sorry to hear this as others and she will definitely be in my thoughts for days to come.
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