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UPDATE: Funeral arrangements set for Landon Bramlett

By: Hillary Thornton Email
By: Hillary Thornton Email

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - We now know the funeral arrangements for Landon Bramlett.

Landon died Tuesday from a possible drowning in Pikeville.

His visitation is from 12 to 7 Friday at Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany, Indiana.

His funeral service will follow at the Kraft Charlestown Road Chapel.

He will be buried at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park - Chapel of the Cross.
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No parent should ever have to go through the loss of a child, but tonight folks in Pike County mourn the loss of a 7-year-old boy.

Folks close to the issue tell us it was supposed to be an evening of fun and laughter when, Landon Bramlett, drowned at a home along Cedar Hills Drive.

Officials with Pikeville Police Department say they responded to a possible drowning in a pool just before eight o'clock Tuesday evening. The 7-year-old was taken to Pikeville Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Students and staff at Mullins School are remembering the first grader who they say left a lasting impact in his short life.

"Just shock. Anytime someone tragically passes you are shocked, but when its a little one...one that is just 7-year- old, and in the first grade...it is even more shocking," says Principal Phillip Birchfield.

Principal Birchfield says the young boy recently started attending Mullins, but quickly made an impact, "They took him right in, he became one of us the first day he came." He explains, "The students in a quick amount of time grew to love him and he grew to love Mullins. He had a lot of friends in the short amount of time he was here."

Now, Birchfield says their school is trying to come to grips with the reality that that short time was all they had. He says, "You can feel it, the sense of uneasy sadness in the building today and that question of, Why?"

Teachers and counselors are working to help and comfort students as they ask those questions.

Birchfield explains, "His classmates are doing some projects and making things they can present to the family when they have an opportunity. The biggest thing is just supporting them and making sure they know that if they have questions those are important questions for them...we as adults some times don't understand these things." He adds, "We are just trying to work with them and get as close to normal as we can get. It is important to get them back to normal so they can come to grips with it and deal with it with us supporting them still...it is not a today thing, it is the whole way through."

Pikeville Police continue to investigate what happened.

Funeral arrangements have not been set.


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