Mr. Tom Teel, 414 Fifth Street, Taft, passed away in a Bakersfield Hospital Sunday night. He was born May 1, 1887 in Cartridge, Tenn., and had resided in Taft the past eight years. He had been a farmer until his retirement in 1948. Surviving are three sons, Wilmer of Kernville, and Ernest and Weldon both of Taft; five daughters, Bertha Sears of Jennings Mo., Oveta Johns of Taft, Ovella Stanford of Odessa, Tex., Oma Lee Maroon of San Pablo, and Ellena Jo Calvert of Huntington Beach; 25 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; one sister, Alice Chuck of Ada, Okla., and one brother, Harrison Teel of Sulphur, Okla. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 26, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Erickson and Brown Funeral Home wit the rev. Don A. Nelson of the Kernville Methodist Church officiating.