Clarence S. ”Blackie” Parsons, retired truck driver, succumbed November 18 in a local hospital. Mr. Parsons had been a resident of Taft since 1920 and at the time of his death he resided at 109 Wood Street. Mr. Parsons was born August 5, 1885 in Little Lake, Kansas. He is survived by his wife Jane L. and two sisters, Stella M. Kitchen of Grover City and Edna Puehl of Oakland. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at 10 in the Erickson and Brown Chapel. William O. Erickson will officiate and interment will be in the West Side Cemetery.