Funeral services are pending at the Erickson and Brown Funeral Chapel for James Vernon McElmurry, who succumbed this morning in a Santa Barbara hospital. A native of Missouri, Mr. McElmurry was born February 14, 1889. He had resided in Taft for four years at the family residence, 103 Buchanan. Survivors include his widow, Rose, residing at the family home; four sons, Olof and Elrod McElmurry of Taft and Ray of Santa Cruz and Rex of Fort Scott, Kan.; five daughters, Mrs. Gwen Carpenter, Mrs. Deloris Beerbower, Mrs. Ella May Vaughn, all of Taft and Mrs. Oleta Love of Redfield, Kan., and Mrs. June Lee Secrery of Cuyama; three brothers, Verdie of West Plans, Mo., William, Inglewood; and Dillard of Coos Bay, Ore.; two sisters, Mrs. Andy Mulberry, Grandada, Colo., and Mrs. Anna Dooley of Signal Hill. Fifteen grandchildren also survive.