Loretta Lynn Mourns Heartbreaking Loss

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Grand Ole Opry members Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle are mourning the heartbreaking loss of their brother, Herman Webb.

Webb died Saturday (July 28) at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. He was 83.

“Our brother, Herman Webb passed away this morning in Kentucky with his wonderful children around him,” Gayle shared on social media. “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,'” she added. “I know he is now and forever a sheriff in Heaven. We love and miss you, Herman!”


Webb was the third oldest of eight children in the family, and was the keeper of their original home in Van Lear, Kentucky, where he ran Webb’s Grocery. He also gave personal guided tours of the property where the Coal Miner’s Daughter and her siblings were raised.

Webb is survived by his sisters Peggy, Betty, Loretta and Crystal. He was the last surviving son out of the eight children. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Crystal Gayle, Loretta Lynn and the rest of their family.