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Annabelle Washington, 91, widow of William Washington, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at Signature Healthcare in Georgetown. Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Sr. and Rachel Twyman Lewis. A retired cook for the Odd Gable’s Restaurant, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Betty P. (the Rev. H. L. Mosley), Lexington, Anna P. (Stephen L.) Franklin, Versailles, and Hazel P. (Scott III) Jones, Louisville; a brother, Joseph Lewis, Cincinnati, Ohio; three sisters-in-law, Ethel Webb, Washington, D.C., and Louise Jackson and Josephine Middleton, both of Lexington; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two nieces, Margaret Jackson and Mary Bradley; a nephew, Richard Blackford; and numerous other great-nieces and great-nephews. A daughter, Phyllis Alma Parrish; three sisters, Elizabeth Williams, Ora Richards, and Florence Scearce; and four brothers, Elder Robert Lewis, Matthew Lewis, Lewis Lewis Jr., and Frank Lewis, are deceased. Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 4, at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Floyd Greene. Burial was at the Steele Cemetery. Casket bearers were Lee Joseph Mosley, Stephen L. Franklin Jr., George O. Cole IV, Sean Franklin, Shane Franklin, and Donald A. Compton. Honorary bearers were Martez Davis, Neil Riggs, Kenneth Winkfield, Brian Bradley, and Richard Blackford.

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