James Alexander "Jimmy" Crane
August 4, 1938  -  May 5, 2018

James Alexander "Jimmy" Crane


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James F. Webb Funeral Home
2514 7th Street
Meridian, MS  39301
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
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James F. Webb Funeral Home
2514 7th Street
Meridian, MS  39301
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
11:00 am
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Mississippi Veteran Memorial Cemetery
248 Honor Way
Newton, MS  39345
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Jimmy Crane

Funeral services for Jimmy Crane will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 11 a.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home. Burial will be held at the Mississippi Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Jimmy Crane, 79, of Meridian, died Saturday, May 5, 2018, at his home.

Jimmy worked hard for those he loved by doing what he loved. At an early age, he was a champion fiddle player with The Stonewall Hillbilly Trio, who toured over 38 states with the Ted Mack Amateur Hour. He eventually played Madison Square Garden in New York City at the age of 11. He continued his music career in Meridian with the band Danny and the Dudes, and later started Crane and Company with his children and family friends. Jimmy worked at WTOK-TV for 26 years as studio director, as well as General Supply for 25 years. Within the community, he enjoyed his role as “Dusty Dad” and both coach and commissioner of Little League baseball. Jimmy was a longtime member of E.J. Knox-King Solomon Masonic Lodge No. 130. He served in the US Army, and later retired from the Air National Guard after over 20 years of service. He served as music director for many area churches, including Oakland Heights, Russell, and Enterprise Baptist churches.

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 62 years, Myrna Faulkner Crane; three children, Jimbo Crane, and wife Donna, Jill Crane Aycock, and husband Earl, and Jay Crane, and wife Holly; six grandchildren, Abby Crane Moon, and husband Jonathan, Regan Aycock Fargason, and husband Baxter, Anna Aycock Mims, and husband John Morgan, Alexa Crane, Jay Crane II, and wife Jazmine, and Matthew Crane; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Leola Jones and Theola Grayson; brother, Donnie Moore; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Barrett Crane; his mother, Lucille Moore; brothers, Milo and Tommy Crane; and granddaughter, Jana Ashley Crane.

Pallbearers will be Jay Crane II, Matthew Crane, Mark Eubanks Jr., Jonathan Moon, Baxter Fargason, and John Morgan Mims.

Family and friends may sign the online memorial at jamesfwebb.com.

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  1. Ouida Perkins
    Meridian, MS

    Myrna and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. He was a sweet man and will surely be missed by all who knew him. My sincere condolences.

  2. James Rainey, Lauderdale County Assessor, and Staff
    Meridian, MS

    We wish to express our sincere sympathy to Mr. Crane's family at this time.


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  8. NATHAN BAILEY
    MERIDIAN, MS

    Our condolences from the Mrs.Leon (Prue) Bailey family.

  9. Brady Rushing
    Meridian, MS

    To the family ... Thank you all for letting me be part of your life. I will always cherish and remember the man that taught me so much about life. Your friend forever ... Brady Rushing


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  11. Joy and Sonny Peery
    Tuscaloosa, AL

    Joy and I were saddened to read that Jimmy has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. He is surely playing his fiddle in Heaven.

  12. Joyce Smallwood Tate
    Pearcy, AR

    I am so sorry for your loss, Myrna and family. I know you will miss him very much. Praying for you, your family, and friends.


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  15. Zielda Gandy
    Enterprise, MS

    I loved Jimmy's music spirit. When he lead congregation music, everyone sang. He always made everyone feel welcome in choir. He was a very special person in the music field. He will be playing the fiddle in the heavenly choir.

  16. Greg Hatcher
    Lauderdale, MS

    Myrna, Jill, Jimbo and Jay....You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of loss. I treasure my memories of Jimmy through the years, especially the fun times we all shared with Crane and Company.


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  18. Charles Ray coats
    Meridian, MS

    Praying for the family during this difficult time.

  19. Everette E. Harris Sr.
    Union, MS

    So Sorry For Your Loss Jimmy Was A Great Man And A Great Musician We Will Be Praying For The Family..

  20. Johnny & Linda Love
    Meridian, MS

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May you find comfort, peace, love and laughter in your memories that you hold dear.


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  26. Danny Bullock
    Waynesboro, MS

    Myrna and family: I am so sorry that I won't be able to attend the funeral tomorrow. I am having minor surgery in Hattiesburg at 10:00. Annette and I have fond memories of the time we served the Lord together at Enterprise. We will be praying for the service to give all of you comfort that only God can give. We love y'all.


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    I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF MR JIMMY. MAY GOD BE WITH EACH OF YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME AS WELL AS ALWAYS


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    So sorry for your loss,God bless the Family!

  33. Debbie May
    Meridian, MS

    Your will not be forgotten.

  34. Jerry and Sarah Smith
    Enterprise, MS

    He was such a good man and so talented. He will be missed by all who knew him. God bless you, Myrna and your children and grandchildren.

  35. L D Clark
    Philadelphia, MS

    RIP my friend


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    So sorry about Jimmy...Love and prayers...

  37. Gaius Tew
    Bailey, MS

    Sorry for your loss! May the Holy Spirit comfort family and friends at this time and in the days to come.


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  39. Tommy Briggs
    Clinton, MS

    Prayers for the family. I always had so much respect for Mr. Jimmy. I enjoyed working with him in the Air Guard.

  40. Bill Godfrey
    Meridian, MS

    We are so sorry to hear about Jimmy. Please accept our condolences.
    Bill & Kay Godfrey

  41. Jimmy Slay
    Meridian, MS

    Heaven needed a fiddler and a good Rook player. Many memories. Thoughts and prayers for Myrna, Jimbo, Jill, Jay and all the family. He will be missed. He left a great legacy.

  42. Jane Odom Tubb
    CantonMyrnaa,, MS

    Myrna, I am so sorry fur your loss.. didn't find out till yesterday when leaving reunion..I knew someone was missing then found out why you were not there. Please know you are all in thoughts and prayers..Love to you and your family, Jane

  43. Mary and John Harper
    Meridian, MS

    We are praying for this family and for the Lord to comfort them in this time

  44. Carolyn Smith
    Meridian, MS

    Myrna and family I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Jimmy it is so hard for all of you to experience because he was such a great man. My prayers and thoughts are with each of you. Carolyn Smith


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