The Woodford Sun

Versailles, Ky.


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July 6, 2000 issue

Billie C. Moore

Billie Charles Moore, a highly regarded longtime Versailles businessman, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at his residence on Gaybourne Way. Mr. Moore, the owner of Moore's Meat Processing on Crossfield Drive for the past 23 years, was 69. He was the husband of Joyce Wicke Moore.

Mr. Moore was born in Mercer County on May 10, 1931, but moved to Woodford County, to a farm at Mortonsville, when he was nine months old. He attended the Mortonsville Elementary School and while a student at Versailles High School lettered in football and baseball and also played basketball.

He was associated with the meat business in some form or other for 50 years, starting with the A&P Store in Versailles, which was then located on South Main Street, at the age of 16. He spent 27 years with the A&P grocery chain before starting his own meat store.

While with A&P, he took time out for a tour of duty with the U. S. Air Force, training in San Antonio and spending the rest of his enlistment in Oklahoma.

He returned to A&P as a meat clerk, became head of the meat department two years later, and was store manager two years after that.

For 16 years he was a meat merchandiser, serving a territory in Eastern Kentucky with 14 stores, and was district manager for four years.

He opened his own store in late 1977.

Mr. Moore was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Versailles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Nancy Maranville and Patricia Slone, both of Versailles, and Rebecca Bryant, Lexington; four sons, Philip Moore and Chris Moore, both of Lexington, and John Moore and Tom Moore, both of Versailles; four sisters, Christine True and Clara Dozier, both of Versailles; Jenny Smith, Frankfort, and Mary Jo Moore, Lexington; a brother, Earl Wayne Moore, Versailles; a foster brother, Raymond Cox, Versailles; nine grandchildren, Jaclyn, Ashlea and Sawyer Moore; Anna Laura Maranville; Philip Joseph Bryant; Bryce, Lucas and Lane Rogers, and Lyndsay Peden. A son, Charlie Moore; a brother, Herbert Moore, and a grandson, Charles Riley Maranville, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today, July 6, at St. Leo Catholic Church by the Rev. Frank Osburg. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Woodford County. Casket bearers will be George Maranville, Michael Bryant, Eddie Slone, Bryce Rogers, Ben Martin, and Keith Stevens. Honorary bearers will be Doyle Ward, Ron Whitmer, Charlie Reed, Ken Edds, Hubert Shipp, Bobby Gaffney, Jim Schooler, Floyd Mudd, and Alan Adams. The Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, is in charge of arrangements.



Nellie B. Saylor

Nellie B. Saylor, 86, of 793 Janet Street, Versailles, widow of Byrdine Saylor, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at the Lexington Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Grover and Julia Ann Tindall Murphy, and was a member of the 7th Day Adventist Church for over 60 years. She was a member of the Woodford County Senior Citizens, and the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 67.

Mrs. Saylor is survived by a son, John Saylor, Versailles; six grandchildren, John Curtis Saylor, Peggy Falcon, Tommy Costello, Francine Costello, Michelle Hartley, and Angela Costello-Lesslie; and nine great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Isabelle Edmondson, Elizabeth Murphy, and Mary Sparrow, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by Bro. Lin Powell and Bro. Bob Wint. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were John Thomas, Wilbur Roach, Paul Anthony Deeringer, Keith Ayfderhar, Francis Parker, and Danny Riley. Honorary bearers were George Day and George Brooks.