Branson Riley Carlisle, 5, died Sunday at a hospital in Albertville after being bitten by a brown recluse spider.
Family pastor Jeff Stanford tells WHNT-TV the boy was bitten by a brown recluse spider on Sunday morning.
Stanford says the boy was immediately taken to a hospital but his condition continued to worsen. He died hours later.
A funeral home worker confirmed the cause of death to The Associated Press.
The boy is survived by his mother and father, grandparents, aunts and uncles.