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William A. (Bill) Poff, 315 A Street, well known on the West Side, died Thursday morning in a local hospital. Mr. Poff had been a resident of the Taft area for 50 years. He was born in Dennison, Tex., Feb. 9, 1887. In younger life Mr. Poff was an oil scout for his uncle, Mr. R.H. Anderson of Bakersfield. He later was affiliated with the oil well supply business with the Wilson Supply House. At the time of his death he was in the real estate business. Mr. Poff was always active in civic affairs and was instrumental in the development of the Buena Vista Park and Golf Course. He was a member of the Buena Vista Golf Club and the Taft Elks Lodge has given the Bill Poff annual trophy for a number of years. He was a member of the Taft Elks Lodge No. 1527 and long time member of the Taft Rotary Club. Survivors include three sons, Robert A. of Anaheim, Jack L. of New York City and Bill E. of Garberville, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Maude A. Keuthan of Los Angeles; uncle, Roy H. Anderson of Bakersfield, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by the Taft Elks Lodge Saturday morning at 10 in the Erickson and Brown Funeral Home. Interment will be in the West Side District Cemetery.