Msgt. (Ret) James Cecil Gibson, Sr., 72, of Denmark and Montgomery, AL went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, December 31, 2011. He was born on September 6, 1939 in Denmark. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Inez Gibson; sister, Catherine, and brother, Oswald. Jim found Christ in the First Baptist Church of Denmark. He attended Denmark High School and was proud member of the Great Dane's class of '57. He loved going back to Denmark and attending his high school reunions. Jim was a faithful servant and deacon of Eastdale Baptist Church from 1974 to present. He served his country in the USAF from 1959-1979 and then worked for the City of Montgomery for 20 years. A former president of the Montgomery Civitans, Jim was honored as a fellow of the Civitans International Research Center for extraordinary contributions in leadership and community service. He instructed many at Troy State University at Montgomery for 27 years. A Memorial service was held at Eastdale Baptist Church on Monday January 2, 2012.

Maida Croft Gué, 95, of Norway, widow of Alton Eugene Gué Sr., died Sunday, January 8, 2012, at the Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held, Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at Willow Swamp Baptist Church. Mrs. Gué was born in Denmark, the daughter of the late George W. Croft and Bertha Tant Croft. She was a member of Willow Swamp Baptist Church, where she was very active. She also loved fishing and working in her garden. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Jeff Utsey, 44, of Gulf Breeze, FL passed away unexpectedly at his home on December 19, 2011, after suffering from an extended illness. He was born in Orangeburg and moved to Gulf Breeze in 1981. A private service will be scheduled at a later date as his ashes are scattered in the Gulf, as he requested.