ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A boy in Albertville died Sunday after being bitten by a brown recluse spider.
Branson Riley Carlisle, 5, died Sunday at a local hospital. The boy’s pastor, Jeff Stanford, told WHNT News 19 the child was bitten Sunday morning. Stanford said Branson was immediately taken to the hospital, but his condition continued to worsen. He died just hours after being bitten.
Stanford said the family is obviously devastated by the loss. He said pest control came to the house once a month, but they’ve been told the cold weather has caused spiders to come inside.
Funeral arrangements have been set for Branson. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Free Life Worship Center in Sardis. He will be buried at Memory Hill Cemetery.