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Anna Belle Bixler Thurman Woodley Mendoza, 79, of Lawrenceburg, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at her residence. Born June 30, 1936, in Lawrenceburg, she was the daughter of the late Wallace B. “PeeWee” Bixler Sr. and Alice Nancy Ann Penny Bixler. She was a retired employee of Rand McNally in Versailles and a member of the former A.M.E. Methodist Church in Lawrenceburg. She enjoyed spending time with her family, singing, dancing, and entertaining. Survivors include a brother, William Earl Bixler (Jinnie Mae), Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Linda L. Bixler and Nancy L. Russell, both of Lawrenceburg; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two aunts, Mayme Penny and Lucille Bixler Bush Nance; and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Two husbands, Thomas Jackie Thurman and Frank Woodley; a son, James Gillis “BIX” Burrus Bixler; a grandson, James Dixon; a sister, Alice Pearl Bixler; and two brothers, Wallace “Turkey” Bixler and Robert Leslie Bixler, are deceased. Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 2, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home by the Rev. John K. Cunningham. Burial was in the Steele Cemetery in Versailles. Casket bearers were Corey Doak, Wallace “Tiny” Bixler, Robert “Bubba Lee” Hill, Paul Coffey, Gene Sears, and Ben Andrade. Honorary bearers were Alonzo Gaines, Darlene Coffey, Regina “G.G.” Newman, Phyllis Pittman, and Bonrhonda Hill. Memorials are suggested to the Anderson County Relay for Life, c/o Kim Jennings, Commonwealth Credit Union, 1015 Crossroads Dr., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693. Guestbook at www.ritchieandpeach.com.

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