Mr. James Richard Baxter, 230 Rose Avenue, Taft, passed away in a Bakersfield hospital Tuesday evening, September 26. He was born in Dean Lake, Missouri, June 9, 1884. He had been a resident of Taft since 1907 and was retired oil worker. Mr. Baxter is survived by his widow, Barbara, of the Taft address; one son, Everett Baxter of Taft; one sister, Mrs. Laura Stevens of Long Beach; one grandson and other realtives. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 11:00 o’clock in the Chapel of Erickson & Brown Funeral Home. Reverend Harry Galloway, minister of the Four Square Church, will officiate. Interment will be in West Side District Cemetery.