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Long-time Taft resident Ursula Susan Plaugher, 80, 326 E Street, died yesterday morning in a local hospital. Born in Brandywine, West Virginia, on Oct. 21, 1882, Mrs. Plaugher is the widow of the late Shem Plaugher. Mrs. Plaugher has lived in the state for the past 57 years, and in Taft for 46 years. The Plaughers homesteaded in Cuyama Valley in 1912 although not moving there until 1947. Mrs. Plaugher returned to Taft in 1958 when Mr. Plaugher died. She is survived by a son, Norman J. Plaugher of Taft; two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Davis and Mrs. Mary Comstock, both of Taft; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, a brother, Guy Dickenson of Phillipi, West Virginia; and three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Corder of Phillipi, Mrs. Julia Propst of Brandywine and Mrs. Estella Dahmer of Franklin, West Virginia. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Erickson and Brown Funeral home with Rev. Kenneth Slorpe of the First United Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will follow services at the West Side Cemetery.