Nathan Alan Braddy, 8, of Calhoun died on Sunday, April 16, 2017 from injuries received in an accident. He was born in Gordon County on July 17, 2008. Nathan was a student in the second grade at Fairmount Elementary School. Nathan was preceded in death by his great-grandfathers, Charles Greeson, J.C. Langford and the Rev. James Braddy. He will be remembered as a bright and loving young man who could light up a room with his mischievous smile.
Nathan is survived by his mom, Sayrah Greeson; his grandparents, Danny Greeson, Laura Worley, Randy and Lori McElrath, and Mitzi and Ricky Reed; his sister, Madison Johnson; his great-grandparents, Donald and Faye Worley, Peggy Greeson, and Evelyn Braddy; his aunts and uncles, Kala Greeson, Julee Greeson, Holly Hennessee, Keith and Charmon VanDyke, Matthew Rice, and Tammy and David Manly; many other relatives and friends.
Nathan’s family will receive friends at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.
The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from Antioch Baptist Church. Nathan’s body will lie in state at the church on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow the service at Haven of Rest Memorial Park. Rev. Larry Hibberts and Rev. Hershel Pierce will officiate. Pallbearers are Fred Gazaway, Kelly Scott, Randy McElrath, and Donald Worley. Honorary pallbearers are Jacob Johnson, Tucker Bridwell, Matt Rice, Keith VanDyke, Brian VanDyke, Tim Worley, Kenny Hammond, and Donny Worley.
Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.
From the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office: At 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Gordon County deputy sheriffs along with Gordon County Fire and Rescue as well as emergency medical personnel were dispatched to a poultry farm on Old Boone Ford Road near Sonoraville in response to a report of an accident involving an ATV and an 8-year-old boy. The victim was removed from the scene by EMS and rescue personnel. He was transported to Gordon Hospital where he passed away. The investigation is continuing by the Sheriff’s Office and the Coroner’s Office. Sheriff Mitch Ralston said, “Our hearts go out to the family of this little boy in the wake of this tragedy. We can never put the sense of loss into words, but the family and friends he leaves behind are in our thoughts and prayers.”
It was the second such accident in Gordon County in less than a month. On March 23, deputy sheriffs and other emergency personnel were dispatched to a private residence on Millers Ferry Road in unincorporated, southwestern Gordon County in response to a report of a serious off-road, motorcycle accident involving a teen-ager. The boy was pronounced dead at Gordon Hospital.