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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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Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
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