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Obituaries

September 25, 2007

Obituaries for Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007





Services Today

Lena Mae Moore, Broussard’s Mortuary in Nederland, 10 a.m.



Death Notices

William Prechtl, 83, of Bridge City died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. Levingston Groves Funeral Home.

Ouida Merle Richardson, 93, of Port Arthur died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007. Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland.

Lila Faye Merrel, 76, of Nederland died Monday, Sept. 25, 2007. Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland.

Marjorie Nell Fitzpatrick, 74, of Groves died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007. Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.

Frances Forse, 79, of Spurger died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007. Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.

Shirley Glenn Ryman, 72, of Port Arthur died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches.

Lena Mae Moore, 58, of Nederland died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007. Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches.

Donald Hastain, 87, of Orange died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007. Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Elsie Selt, 85, of Orange died Monday, Sept. 25, 2007. Claybar Funeral Home.

Philip Gunner, 37, of Port Arthur died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. Gabriel Funeral Home.

LaDonna Windom Stewart, 26, of Port Arthur died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. Gabriel Funeral Home.



OBITUARIES



Lance F. Van Horn Sr.

LUMBERTON- Lance F. Van Horn Sr. 60, of Lumberton died Monday, September 24, 2007 after a brief illness.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated 11:00 am Thursday, September 27, 2007 at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Lumberton under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont with cremation to follow at Broussard’s Crematorium. A gathering of his family and friends will be from 5:00 pm until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the mortuary.

Lance, who was loved by many and lost by few was born in 1947 to William H. and Frankie Mary Van Horn. Lance was raised with his sister Penelope “Penny” and brother William H. III “Bill” in Austin, Texas.

Lance joined the United States Marine Corp in 1965 and served with dedication in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970. In 1972 he joined Travis County Sheriff’s Department and worked for them until he completed his B.A. degree from formerly Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Upon graduation he joined the Port Arthur Police Department. Following a thirty-six year career in law enforcement with numerous agencies, Lance retired with a Master Peace Officer’s License as well as a Master Correction Officer’s License.

He married his loving and devoted wife, formerly Linda Elene Thompson of Carrizo Springs, and raised two sons, Lance F. Van Horn Jr. of Leander, Texas and Elie Weston Van Horn of Port Arthur, Texas, and was blessed with eleven beautiful grandchildren. His father, mother and sister preceded Lance in death. Lance is survived by his beautiful wife and soul mate Linda, their two sons and his brother.

Lance’s very personal last request was that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Infant Jesus Building Fund, c/o Infant Jesus Catholic Church, P.O. Box 8180, Lumberton, Texas 77657.

We wish to acknowledge Odyssey Health Care of Beaumont, whose untiring care was a God send. Also to thank so many personal friends and church family for all their help and prayers for us. To name one would be to leave too many out, may God bless you all and thank you.

Special thanks to Father Michael of Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Lumberton, Father Bennie of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches, Dr. Nalluri who has been with us from the beginning, and to Vi Richard for her always being with us and guiding us in prayer.



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