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James Cranston "Crannie" Webb

August 27, 1941 ~ July 20, 2020 (age 78)


James Cranston Webb, 78 , died July 20th 2020, surrounded by his loving family at home.  He embodied the CO-OP motto, Faith, Family and Farming.   Early in the seventies he was instrumental in forming the FFA Charolais program at Dyer County High School in coordination with Richard Ross.  He continued to be deeply involved in the FFA program.

He was committed to the Charolais’ cattle breed.  He served as director and president of the Tennessee Charolais Association.

He was an active lifelong member of Center United Methodist Church in Newbern. 

His family was loved and was the joy of his life.  He was married to his loving wife for 59 years and 11 months, Erma Jean who survives. 

He was preceded in death by daughter Rita Webb Smith and his parents, Milford and Martha Lee Webb and a brother Billy Webb.

Survivors are his wife Erma Jean; a daughter Robin Webb Robinson (Tim) of Watertown, TN; a son Ryan Webb (Ashley) of Newbern, TN;  Seven grandchildren Kacee Ward (Matt) of Lebanon, TN;  Taylor Smith (Ali) of Newbern, TN; Tyler Webb (Sarah) of Arlington, TN; Kyle Robinson (Jamie) of Shelbyville, TN; Tana Webb of Troy, TN; McKenna and Connor Robertson of Newbern, TN.

Great Grandchildren Carlee, Saydee, and Hollee Ward; Layne Smith; Blaykleigh and Styles Webb, two brothers Michael and Murrell Webb of Gulf Shores, AL

Private graveside services for Mr. Webb will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Center Cemetery in Newbern, Tennessee.

Services conducted by Dr. Phillip Cook and Tyler Neely

Pallbearers will be:  Donnie Davidson, Jr., Steven Craig, Taylor Smith, Kyle Robinson, Tyler Webb, Matt Ward, and Austin Rivers.

Honorary Pallbearers:  Richard Ross, Dan Smith, Mike Hampton, Eddie Davis, Donnie Davidson, Sr., Bill Hadden, Max Crow, and Jim Cullivan.

In lieu of flowers, the family aske that memorial contributions be directed to Reelfoot Rural Ministry or Dyer County High School FFA Alumni





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Graveside Service
July 22, 2020

10:00 AM
Center United Methodist Church Cemetery

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