Mr. Merritt Sykes Taylor, age 75, of Barnesville passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013 at his home.Mr. Taylor was born in Barnesville to the late Mr. Samuel Taylor and to the late Mrs. Laryn ‘Shine’ Taylor. He worked for Georgia Power, was a member of Rock Springs Church and a graduate of Gordon Military School. Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his brothers Lorie Taylor and Ed Taylor.Survivors include his wife Barbara Merritt Taylor; five sons, Scott Taylor, Mark Taylor, Brad Taylor, Sam Taylor and Steve (and Jackie) Merritt; a daughter, Vickie (and Jeff) Sharpton; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Graveside services for Mr. Merritt Sykes Taylor will be conducted on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 4 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery with the Dr. Benny Tate officiating. The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.Those who wish may view the memorial page and sign the guestbook online at williamsfh.net.Williams Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of arrangements, 770-358-1678.