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Philip E. Simmons, 42,of 413 Pierce St., died at a local hospital last night. He was born Feb. 18, 1921 at Warren, Ariz. He had lived in Kern County for 39 years and in this state for the past 42 years. He was a veteran of World War II and a Standard Oil Company employee. Survivors include his widow, Zula May; one son, Allen Mark and one daughter, Phyllis Jean, all of the home; his mother, Mrs. Caroline Simmons of Derby Acres; four brothers, Frank E., Charles E., Fred V. and Bennie A., all of Taft. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Erickson and Brown Funeral Chapel with James E. Piercy of Christ’s Church officiating.