Mr. Earnest Westley Shughart, a resident of the Southland Hotel succumbed February 22 in a Bakersfield hospital. He was born October 8, 1878 in Round Mountain Texas. Mr. Shugart, a retired Honolulu Oil Company employee, was a member of the First Baptist Church. He had been a member of the Baptist Church since the age of 17. He came to the West Side in 1912. Mr. Shugart had been a member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years. One brother, Tom, of Taft, is the sole survivor. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Erickson and Brown Chapel. Officers of the Taft Lodge, F&AM 516, with Brad Ritter, WM, and Rev. Joseph Bruner of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the West Side District Cemetery.