Phyllis Rayburn

Phyllis West Rayburn, 68, of the Robinson Road community of Andrews, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at her residence. She was a native of Cherokee County and the daughter of the late Clarence and Bertha Vernon Hardin West. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Rayburn in 2013. She is survived by her daughter and her husband, Laura Lee and Karl Shook of Andrews; sons and their wives, John and Regina Rayburn of Andrews, and Brian and Tami Rayburn of Brasstown; six grandchildren, Daniel Bryant, Wyatt Rayburn, Gabriel Rayburn, Westley Rayburn, Laura Beth Shook and Erika LeaAnne Shook; and two great-grandchildren, Hunter Br yant and Aiden Bryant. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, at Valleytown Baptist Church. The Rev. Ron McClure will officiate. The family will receive friend from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, at the church prior to the service. Townson-Smith Funeral Home, Robbinsville, is in charge of arrangements. An online register is available at

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