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Taylor to pass through around 2:30 Sunday

July 27, 2012

Army Spc. Nick Taylor

    The body of the fallen Army Spc. Nick Taylor is expected to pass through Decatur around 2:30 to 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, according to various officials.
     Earlier reports put the pass-through at 3:30.
    The body will arrive on the grounds of the 122nd Fighter Wing base of the Air National Guard in Fort Wayne at approximately 2 p.m. Following a ceremony of approximately 15 minutes, the drive on US 27 to Berne will begin, with an escort.
    The body of the 20-year-old will be taken to Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne.
    He was the son of Berne Police Chief Timothy and Stephania Taylor, and brother of Drew and sisters Holly and Sophia Taylor.

 

Schultz asks half-staff
    Decatur Mayor John Schultz has asked that all flags in the city be flown at  half-mast today through Tuesday in honor of Army Spc. Nick Taylor of Berne.
    The body of the fallen hero will be passing through Decatur on US 27 with a police escort at approximately 2:30 to 2:45 p.m. Sunday. A private ceremony will be conducted on the grounds of the 122nd Fighter Wing base of the Air National Guard in Fort Wayne at approximately 2 p.m., after the body arrives.
    "People are encouraged to stay off the actual highway 27 pavement, but to stay on pavement and green space along the route as the procession passes through," the mayor said. "The waving and display of a flag will be greatly encouraged.  Also, any business that would like to display a message in honor of Specialist Taylor would also be greatly appreciated."
    The body of the 20-year-old will be taken to Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne.
    He was the son of Berne Police Chief Timothy and Stephania Taylor, and brother of Drew and sisters Holly and Sophia Taylor.
    
    Indiana Department of Transportation officials have announced that Indiana Route 218 will be closed between State Route 116 and U.S. 27 in Berne, from 10 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m., on Tuesday, July 31, for the funeral procession of  Army Spc. Nicholas A. Taylor.
     The funeral service for SPC Taylor will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the South Adams High School gymnasium, 1075 Starfire Way, in Berne.  Doors will open for the service at 10 a.m.
    Following the funeral service, the route of travel to the cemetery will be Parkway Street west to CR 150W, then north on CR 150W to SR 218, turning west to M.R.E. cemetery.
    According to a First Missionary Church of Berne representative, viewing for Spc. Taylor will be held on Monday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2-8 p.m., at the South Adams High School gymnasium.  The viewing and the funeral service are open to the public.
    The funeral processional will include the Berne Police Department, the Berne Fire Department, the Adams County Sheriff’s Department, military officials, hundreds of Patriot Guard riders, and others.
    On behalf of the Taylor family, First Missionary Church officials have asked that there be no video or audio recording in the gymnasium during the funeral service or the viewing, and that there be no video or pictures taken of the family during the viewing, funeral or gravesite ceremonies.
 

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