Mr. Joseph Freeman Roberts, 500 E Street, passed away in a local hospital Sunday, November 26. He was born August 6, 1886 in Vista, Missouri. He had lived on the West Side the past 38 years and was a retired oil worker. He had been employed by the C.C.M.O. Oil Company at Fellows. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Belle. Mr. Roberts was a member of Taft Methodist Church, and a member of Taft Lodge No. 426 IOOF. Surviving are two sons, Raymond S. Roberts of Bakersfield and Leland F. Roberts of Basrah, Iraq; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Payton of Des Monies, Iowa, and Cora Roberts of Eldorado Springs, Missouri; and a niece, Lillian Moore of Southgate. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 30, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Erickson and Brown Funeral Home. Reverend Chester R. Lewis, minister of Taft Methodist Church, will officiate. Officers of Taft Odd Fellows Lodge will also participate. Interment will follow in Wet Side District Cemetery.