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Brady, gospel music leader, businessman, dies

Posted on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10:01 am

Carlton Brady

Carlton Brady

Carlton Brady, local business owner and member of The Singing Ambassadors, died Thursday morning (Oct. 17, 2013) in Huntsville Hospital. He was 72.

He was a native of Madison County, Ala., son of the late Dick and Flossie Slayton Brady. He was owner of Brady Tile and Marble and a member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church.

Mr. Brady sang bass for The Singing Ambassadors, hosted the Shadow Valley Gospel Music Festival for 18 years and organized the annual March Gospel Singing at NGA featuring The Primitive Quartet.

Survivors include his wife, Ariena L. Brady of Fayetteville; sons, Gregory Carlton (Marilyn) Brady of Burnsville, Miss., William Todd (Emily) Brady of Fayetteville; daughter, Angelia Brady (Dane) Grissom of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Matthew Brady Gonzalez, Brittney Brady, Blake Brady, William Andrew Grissom, Anna Paulette Grissom, Reagan Lane Brady and Elias Walker Brady; great-grandchildren, Brooke Grissom Craft and Joshua Pierce Grissom; brother, Earl Brady of Hazel Green, Ala.; two sisters, Virginia Hill of Hazel Green, Ala, Lois Warren of Fayetteville; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

His daughter, Carla Brady, preceded Mr. Brady in death.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with the Revs. Van Johnson and the Don Schultz officiating. Burial followed in Lincoln Cemetery.

Higgins Funeral Home assisted the Brady family.