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There are times when strength falters and words are not enough.
Sunday morning at Bethel Baptist Church in Greenbrier, was one of them, as the congregation remembered Wyncei. On Friday, doctors said she'd stopped breathing on her own.
"Saturday, Brandon and Megan, Wyncie's parents had to make the very difficult choice to take her off of life support," said Dr. Alec Cort, senior pastor at Bethel Baptist Church.
But from the despair, came an emotional moment of strength. Cort told the congregation of something Brandon Bouge, said about his dying daughter at the hospital, the night he let her go.
"You think about the day coming where you give your daughters away to a man and you hope with all your might that they'll treat them well," Cort said. "What Brandon said to me when he realized that Wyncie was no longer breathing on her own was he said, 'I'd rather give her away to Jesus than any man.'"
Church leaders say even though Wyncie's life ended, her journey has not, and neither has the church's efforts to support the family she leaves behind.
"It's been very difficult but you know, we have to have faith in God that he has a plan," said Joshua Couts, church deacon.
Couts was also Wyncie's Sunday school teacher. He said the church has set up a fund for the family, and the community plans to support the Bouge's financially as well as spiritually.
"When things like this happen you see God," Couts said. "You see that we're trying and we love each other and we love each other though Christ and we do the best we can do."
Wyncie's grandmother was also killed in the crash. Wyncie's mother Megan was also seriously hurt and expect to need continuing medical care for three of four months.
If you'd like to help the Bouge family, there is a fund set up at area Regions Banks called the Bouge Family Assistance Fund.
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Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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