Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 20, 2009

Funeral services for Melvis Evon Chance of Vidor, Texas will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009,
at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville. Rev. Jay Williams will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hornbeck. Visitation will be Friday, August 21, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and again Saturday beginning at 8
a.m.?Mrs. Chance entered her heavenly life Thursday, August 20, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. She was born Sept. 7, 1930, in Hornbeck, the daughter of Oliver and Emmie West. She was a member of the First Church of the
Nazarene in Vidor, Texas. Her greatest joy was cooking and entertaining her loved ones and friends. ?Mrs. Chance is survived by her husband of 62 years, Sidney J. Chance, Jr. of Vidor, Texas; son, Glenn Chance and wife Rebecca; daughter, Debra Holmes
and husband Garland all of Beaumont, Texas; grandchildren, Shanna Burke and husband Todd of Lumberton, Texas, Jesse Carter of Beaumont, Texas, Chris Reed and Rene Reed of Dallas, Texas; brothers, Melvin West and wife Lillie and Rev. James West and
wife Dorothy of Vidor, Texas. ?In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the historical Oak Grove Cemetery, 225 Manning-Dorris Road, Hornbeck, LA 71439.?The family expresses heartfelt thanks for the loving care provided by Dr. Ronald
Palang, Rev. James West and the staff of Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital. ?Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at