Mr. Wendell Duke, former employee of the Television Theater in Taft, now residing in Orcutt, was killed Sunday afternoon in an automobile accident near Orcutt. Mr. Duke resided in Taft for approximately a year prior to going into the TV sales and service business in Orcutt. He had resided in the northern city for approxmately nine months. Survivors include his widow, Shirley; a son, Timothy; a daughter, Jennifer Ann, all of Orcutt; his mother, Nadine, Taft; a brother, Norman, Taft; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Collins and Mrs. Nona Kintsel, both of Taft; his grandmothers, Mrs. Effie Moody, Taft, and Mrs. Julia Duke of Brownwood, Texas. Mr. Duke was born August 10, 1926, in brownwood, Texas. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. at the Erickson and Brown Funeral Home with interment in the West Side District Cemetery. The Reverend Joseph Bruner of the First Baptist Church will officiate.