Samuel Alexander Duvall, pioneer Taftian, Succumbed yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Emma Simon, on the Gardner Field Road near Taft. Mr. Duvall was born April 6, 1874 in Shelbyville, Ky. He had been a resident of the West Side for 51 years and was a retired machinist from the Honolulu Oil Company. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Taft. Survivors include his widow, Elia; three daughters, Mrs. Emma Simon, Mary E. Renz, both of Taft and Margueite Park of Chowchilla; one son, Samuel A. of Taft; a sister, Willie Ratta, Shelbyville, Ky., and a brother, John of Rio Linda. Twelve grandchildren surviving are ardythe Thisen, Chowchilla; Beth Turner, Marguerite Price, Susan and Linda Duvall, Paul Renz, all of Taft; Barbara Cady, Claremont; Mary Kurtz, and Patricia Smith of Venice; Arthur Armstrong, McKittrick; Albert Park, Chowchilla and Charles Simon, Washington, D.C. Eighteen great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services for Samuel a. Duvall will be conducted in the First Methodist Church Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Chester Lewis will officiate and the interment will be in the West Side District Cemetery.