Mr. Francis Lanier Early died May 25 in Sawtelle Veteran’s Hospital. He was born near Birmingham, Alabama on March 19, 1885. He had been a resident of California two years, making his home in Oceano. He had previously lived in Tft for a short time. Mr. Early is survived by his widow, Alice G. Early of Oceano; two sons, Joseph Early of Bakersfield and Billie Early of Oceano; three daughters, Mrs. Pauline Save of Santa Ana, Mrs. margaret Andrews of Santa Ana, and Mrs. Jerene Fugua of Pensacola, Florida; 23 grandchildren; 13 gret grandchildren; one brother, Vernon Early of Ashville, Alabama; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Jenkins of Ashville, Alabama and Mrs. Arel Dunkin of Louisiana. He was a Spanish American War Veteran. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock in Erickson and Brown Bhapel with Reverend W.E. Davis officiating. Interment will follow in West Side District Cemetery.