Reverend W.T. McMullan will conduct funeral services Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Erickson and Brown Chapel for Willie Thomas who died last night in a Bakersfield hospital. Mr. Thomas was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle Church and of the Modern Woodmen of Bakersfield. He was born in Scottsville, KY., January 30, 1879 and had been a resident of Taft for the past 40 years. His home was made at 211 Lierly Street. Survivors include his widow, Lydia, a son Raymond A. and a grandson, Michael Ray all of whom reside in Taft.