Long-time Taftian Louie J. Brannan died yesterday at his home at 211 Oak Street. He was 61. Brannan, an income tax auditor on the West Side, was born in Pittsburgh, Texas, on September 18, 1900, and lived in Taft for the past 36 years. He was a member of the local Elks Club. He is survived by his widow Erma, a son, Edwin of Taft, a sister, Mrs. Jewell Berry of Bakersfield, two nieces, Mrs. Patricia Tuck of Fresno and Mrs. Mary Marie Wood of Taft, one nephew, James Berry of Bakersfield, and other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted in the Erickson and Brown Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Bruner officiating at the rites Burial will follow in the West Side Cemetery.