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Lance Aldred Holland, 48, of Heath passed away Oct. 26, 2011.  
He was born Jan. 1, 1963, in Jefferson City, Mo., to Carey Aldred Holland and Shirley (Slavens) Holland. The Hollands moved to Dallas in 1963 and then to Rockwall in 1972. Lance grew up in Rockwall, met and later married his fifth grade sweetheart, Saundra Cullins; they both graduated from Rockwall High in 1981. They were married Sept. 4, 1982, and had their first and only child, Justin, in March 1984.
Lance was a 30-year veteran real estate broker who entered the real estate business at a young age and was dedicated to his profession.  In 1991 he became co-owner of Regal Realtors. Under his watch, the firm became the largest and oldest locally-owned real estate firm in Rockwall County. Lance created a brand not only for Regal Realtors, but also for himself. His professionalism and market knowledge allowed him to create a sales experience that transformed his career from a young newcomer to one of the most respected and successful brokers in Rockwall.  
Lance was an active member of The First Christian Church where he was a faithful servant. He served as an elder and as trustee. Lance also served twice as chairman of the church’s board of directors.  
Lance is survived by his wife of Heath; son Justin Holland and wife Neely; soon-to-be-born granddaughter, Wiley Beth Holland; a brother, Rod and Melissa Holland, all of Heath; sisters Rhonda Arvin of Dallas and Carrie Dawn Ewing and husband Dwight of Rockwall; sisters-in-law Dana Macalik and husband Jeff of Rockwall and Terri Ferguson and husband Jimmy of Wharton; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.  
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Oct. 29, at First Baptist Church, ML Jones Chapel, 610 S. Goliad, Rockwall, with the Rev. Mark Irons officiating. Interment followed in Rest Haven Memorial Park.  Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 3375 Ridge Road, Rockwall, Texas 75032.
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Published on  November 3, 2011
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