Funeral set for Texan killed in Algerian attack

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Associated Press

Posted on January 26, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 26 at 1:34 PM

NEDERLAND, Texas (AP) — Funeral is set in Southeast Texas for a Houston man killed when al-Qaida-affiliated militants attacked a remote natural gas plant in the Algerian desert.

Victor Lovelady's family says the contract worker for BP PLC is to arrive back in Southeast Texas on Saturday. A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Charles Catholic Church in Nederland, a suburb of Beaumont and Port Arthur. A visitation is scheduled for Monday evening at the church.

The 57-year-old Texan left Jan. 7 for his second stint in Algeria. The Ain Amenas plant in the Sahara Desert was attacked last week, prompting a bloody four-day standoff. A total of 37 hostages were killed, and five remain missing.

Two other Americans — fellow Texan Frederick Buttaccio and Gordon Lee Rowan — also died.

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