Mr. Richards was born in Cornwall, England on January 28, 1904. He came to America 53 years ago and had lived in the Maricopa area for the past 51 years. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Taft. He survived by his widow, Olla Mae; a son Bill; his mother Mrs. Emily Richards of Taft; a brother Lewis Richards of Taft; a brother Courtney Richards of Ojai; and a host of other friends and relatives. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 16, 1961 at 1:00 p.m. in the Erickson and Brown Chapel with Dr. Samuel Prescott officiating. Interment will follow in the West Side District Cemetery.