Graveside Services held Friday

Graveside funeral services were held in the West Side District Cemetery on Friday, November 1, 2013 for Taft resident, Mary Vinson, 70.  Rev. Tom White officiated.  Mrs. Vinson was born in Arkansas on May 31, 1943 and passed away in Bakersfield.  She is survived by her husband, James Vinson and their four children.  The family would like to thank the staff at San Joaquin Hospital and the staff at Golden Living Center in Shafter for their excellent care and love they provided.  Special thanks to Jackie, the director of nursing, at Golden Living.  The services were under the direction of the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.  To convey condolences or sign an online registry, please visit