Lavonia Andrews


Lavonia “Pinky” Andrews, age 73, of Sylva, N.C., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was the wife of the late Jim Andrews and the daughter of the late Bill and Carolyn Fish. She was a member of Cullowhee Baptist Church. She retired from the office of the registrar at Western Carolina University. She loved the outdoors, hiking, gardening, needlework and crafting. She dearly loved her family.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her nephew, Corey Fish.

Lavonia is survived by one son, Todd (Christy) Andrews; two grandsons, Austin and Bryson Andrews; and three brothers; Bruce (Dixie) Fish, Dennis (Rosilyn) Fish and Kenny (Rene) Fish. She is also survived by a very special friend, Kim Cook; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020) at 2 p.m. at Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, N.C. Rev. Earl Holden, Pastor Dennis Fish, and Revs. Jeffrey and Tonya Vickery will officiate.

Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. 

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or to Harris Hospice, 81 Medical Park Loop, Suite 204, Sylva, NC 28779.

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Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, N.C., is serving the family.