Taylor Barger

Taylor Barger, 72, of Commiskey, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus. 

He was born Aug. 24, 1941, in Perry County, Ky., to Chester and Martha Smith Barger. He was a 1960 graduate of Paris Crossing High School and 1961 graduate of Indiana Barber College. He retired April 30, 1994, from the Cummins Engine Co. in Columbus, where he had worked for 30 years. He was a member of Coffee Creek Baptist Church in Paris Crossing and the Diesel Workers Union. He was a life-long Democrat. He was a former member of Montgomery Township Fire Department and had served as a special deputy for Sheriff Harold "Soup" Campbell. He enjoyed going to yard sales, playing poker, fishing, go carts, NASCAR, University of Kentucky basketball, Cincinnati Reds baseball, wrestling, shooting pool, horses, reading and coaching softball.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Hearne Barger, whom he married June 10, 1962; two sons, Joe Barger and Jeff Barger both of Commiskey; two brothers, Elmer Barger of Taunton, Mass., and Cooney Barger of Crothersville; one sister, Opha Steele of Seymour; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Polly Barger.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery.

Friend may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Coffee Creek Baptist Church, Commiskey Baptist Church or Park Theater Civic Centre.

Online condolences can be sent at www.dovesharprudicel.com.

Wayne Smith

Wayne Otho Smith, 58, of Hanover, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at his residence.

He was born March 16, 1956, in Madison, to Harold and Ruth Davidson Smith. He was president of the graduating class of 1974 at Southwestern High School. He was a former employee of Tower Manufacturing and Grote Industries. He attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, taxidermy work, anything outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by one daughter, Ira Jo Proctor of Hawesville, Ky.; his stepfather, Arnold Shatley; two sisters, Donna Pettit and Ellen Hartlage, both of Hanover; one brother, Eston Smith of Hanover; twin granddaughters; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Marcus Ben Smith.

A memorial service will be at noon Sunday at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Burial will be private in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Grayson Funeral Home in Hanover is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.