Breaking News: Liberty City Councilman; Eric Boughman's Daughter Tragically Killed In Car Accident

From Eric Boughman's facebook page
Eric w/ daughter Emma
Eric Boughman is the manager of the Liberty Ingles.

Boughman recently went unopposed in his bid for the City Of Liberty Ward 4 Council Seat.

Eric also coaches with Liberty Rec.

He coached his son's Rec football team to the 12U Semifinals in football this past year.

His daughter; Emma (7 years old) was hit by a car near her home on O'Dell St.

Mother, Kim Boughman w/ daughter Emma
Several nearby neighbors report that speeding has been a problem on the road.

An investigation is ongoing ... The driver of the vehicle involved was female. A teenage boy was a passenger.

The driver has been identified; "2008 Honda driven by Liberty resident Amanda Thomas, 42." according to reports filed.

Please pray for this family during this tragic loss.

From Liberty City Fire Department Facebook feed:
"We responded today about 4:30PM to a car vs a child on Odell Street. We are sorry to say that the child did not make it. Please pray for the families."
Emma Boughman
I thought I'd share one of my facebook status updates regarding this:
I went in to my son's bedroom to say a prayer with him and my wife. I told my son the full details of the tragic accident concerning the Boughman family's loss today. I told him I wanted him to pray, then I would say a prayer afterwards. 
His prayer ... 
"Dear Lord help us to have a good day tomorrow. Help Eric Boughman not to feel sad. Help the driver of the car (pause .... whisper) I don't know what to say.
Me: "That's fine, continue." 
"Dear Lord help the little girl to have fun in heaven. In your name we pray, Amen" 
Me: "There's nothing I can add, that was perfect!"
So beautiful and simple!

From The School District Of Pickens County website:

We Extend Our Sympathy to the Chastain Road Family
Our hearts are heavy over the tragic loss of Emma Boughman who was a first grader at Chastain Road Elementary School. We extend our sympathy to the Boughman family and the Chastain Road family. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
* Some details of this story were removed out of sensitivity to both the Boughman family and the driver of the vehicle. On top of conflicting official reports, I was given several personal accounts from nearby neighbors. 

29 comments:

swelborn said...

May God wrap his loving arms around the family..
Amen!

Anonymous said...

Prayers to the Boughman family. May God bless you in this trying time.

Michelle Raines said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful little girl, It is ashame how people dont pay attention behind the wheel of a vehicle I am praying for your family.

W. Wagner said...

Kim and I went to high school together, and our sons played baseball together for Liberty Rec. We are so sorry to hear of this horrible loss. They are all in our prayers.

Annie Durham said...

We are so sorry to hear this tragic news. We are praying for the family. She will truly be missed at the games.

The Rowlands said...

Prayying for your family god will be with you and hold your hand each step of the way.

Anonymous said...

I will remember this family in my prayers. May they seek comfort in the arms of God. I am so sorry for the loss of this little girls life. I did not know this family but I am sure the little girl will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Father GOD PLEASE WATCH OVER THIS FAMILY!GIVE THEM HEALING, GIVE THEM STRENGH,BUT MOST OF ALL SHOW THEM THE RIGHT WAY 2 DEAL WITH THIS AWFUL SITUATION! I PRAY EVERYDAY,AND NIGHT THAT OUR FATHER GOD WATCH OVER OUR CHILDREN BUT, WHEN HE HAS A CALLING ON THEM WE CAN'T ASK WHY WE SEEK HIM MORE! LORD , THIS FAMILY NEEDS U KNOW GIVE THEM A SPECIAL HEALING IN YOUR NAME,AMEN. GOD BLESS.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss! Even though its hard, God does have a reason for this. Keep your trust in Him and your family will be in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I heard about this on the news. I have 2 boys 11 and 8, and a 15 month old daughter. I can't imagine what this family is going thru. Yeah my kids get on my nerves sometimes but I couldn't live without them. Prayers go out to the family and to the driver. She shouldnt have been speeding but this is something she's gotta live with for the rest of her life now. She needs guidance as well. RIP Emma

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers for the family. May God comfort you and keep you sheltered in his loving arms. Place your cares upon the Lord and HE will give you rest. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are just so sad and heavy for this family! We and friends here at Fort Hood and SC are keeping this family and precious Angel Emma in our prayers.

Martin LaBar said...

Sorry. God help this family, and also the driver and her family. Terrible for all, no matter how it happened.

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you at this time of such a terrible loss.
God be with you.

Judy Howard said...

I am so sad and so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort, comfort you. in Jesus name.

Kami Gill said...

I'm a regular @ Ingles and know Mr. Boughman, he is a kind person and always was very helpful and always spoke to me when I was in the store. My heart and prayers goes out to him and his family! I was so sorry to hear this news. May God keep his hand over the family and help them heal! RIP Emma!

Shelia A. Galloway said...

May God wrap his arms around the family and friends of this precious girl. Such a tragedy. I am also praying for the lady that hit the child.

Katherine Lawson said...

God has taken one of his children. I am deeply saddened for .emma's family and friends. God bless.

Anonymous said...

ERIC YOU AN YOU FAMILY ARE IN OUR PRAYERS DELLA AND WILLIE GILLESPIE

Christie Moss said...

My son is a classmate of Emma's and is very upset at the thought of losing such a great friend. to the family my heart goes out to you and i pray that god brings you peace and comfort at this time!

Anonymous said...

Psalm 59:16 I will sing about your strength; every morning I will sing aloud of your constant love. You have been a refuge for me, a shelter in my time of trouble

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about emma! May god give you all comfort and peace at this time! So sadden about this tragedy in our little town of liberty.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure what else I can say, or even add, to what everyone has said in the comments before mine, except... May God give the Boughman Family the love and comfort they most desperately need during their tragic time of loss.... and may He instill a since of peace and grace in the hearts of those who will need it most...

Anonymous said...

Is tbere a fund set up at the bank in Liberty for the Boughmans to recieve donations yet?

Philip Smith said...

I'm frying to finalize it now.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, I know alot of people who would like to help by giving. Will you be giving the information to the news stations?

Angela Binnicker said...

Eric and Family I am so sorry for your loss you all are in our prayers. May God bless you all. Emma was such a pretty little girl,I just want you all to know that I am very sorry. We love you all

Shirley said...

My heart goes out to the family of this angel that God called home. My prayers are with the family and the driver of the vehicle. May God give the family the comfort that only He can give.
Shirley
Charlotte, NC

aspiresc said...

I pray the Peace that passes ALL understanding envelope everyone involved in this tragic accident. We may never understand why but Dear God please bring peace to see them through.

Anna C.
Norris, SC

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