Mr. Duward E. Bookout succumbed Aug. 1, in Fresno. He was a resident of Mendota and was born in Christian County, Mo., July 1, 1911. He is survived by his widow, Margaret; two sons, James B. of Mendota and Gene D. of Huntington Park; mother, Mrs. Rachel Bookout of Taft, and a sister, Mrs. Blake Nash of Taft seven grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted in the Erickson and Brown Funeral Chapel at 10:30 Thursday morning with interment in the West Side District Cemetery.