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Herman Webb, Brother of Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle, Passes Away

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Herman Webb, talented musician and brother of Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle, has died. He was 83 years old.

Webb owned and operated Webb’s Grocery in his hometown of Van Lear, Kentucky. But fans knew him best as the gatekeeper of his family’s home in Butcher Holler, which Lynn famously described in her hit song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

Over the years, Webb gave visiting fans a glimpse into what life was like for his family at their Eastern Kentucky property, which produced two country legends. In an interview with EKB-TV, Webb explained that the whole family grew up playing music, and his band even opened for Loretta during the early years of her career.

Gayle announced the passing of her brother through posts on her social media pages.

“Our brother, Herman Webb passed away this morning in Kentucky with his wonderful children around him,” she wrote on Instagram. “Some of you may know Herman from the countless tours he gave of the old home place in Kentucky or from his days performing with his band. He was a great musician! I called Herman “The Sheriff of Butcher Hollow”. I even found him a badge to make it “official” I know he is now and forever a sheriff in Heaven. We love and miss you, Herman!”

Funeral arrangements are pending and under the direction of the Phelps & Son Funeral Home.

 

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Herman Webb, Brother of Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle, Passes Away