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The country music community is paying tribute to the late Opry member Jimmy C. Newman.  Family, friends, and fans will gather at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium Wednesday morning to remember the Cajun country star at a public memorial. 

A private visitation and service, open only to family members and close friends, will follow.  Newman's family is asking those wanting show their respects to make a donation to the Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund instead of sending flowers. 

Newman passed away at a Nashville hospital last Saturday, at the age of 86.  He had been battling cancer.  The singer is best remembered for such 1950s hits as "Cry, Cry Darling" and "Daydreamin'."  He marked his 50th anniversary with the Grand Ole Opry in 2006.  Jimmy gave his last Opry performance back on June 6th, just a couple of weeks before his death. 

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