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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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Memphis suburbs to hold school referendum July 16
May 25, 2013 19:37 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- All six Memphis suburbs have set a July 16 date to hold referendums on establishing municipal school systems.
WMC-TV (http://bit.ly/11jsNCA) reports the Shelby County Election Commission approved the date during a meeting on Friday. The action came after all six suburbs passed ordinances calling for a referendum on the issue on that date.
Residents in the communities voted last year to approve the municipal school districts, but a judge struck the decisions down.
Tennessee lawmakers passed legislation this year lifts a ban on municipalities forming their own districts, clearing the way for another vote.
Information from: WMC-TV, http://www.wmctv.com/
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