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Vickie Oates Woods (#47172707)
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Bio Photo My name is Vickie. I grew up in Swannanoa, N.C. and now I live in Asheville. I enjoy researching family history and walking through cemeteries to read stones. Everyone deserves to be remembered. Someone somewhere loved them. Thanks to the great contributors here at Find a Grave, I have been able to see the graves of many family members that I would have never seen if it wasn't for their generosity. It is so nice to be able to visit a loved one's grave and not even leave the house.

If any of my memorials contain errors, or if you have information to add, or you wish for a memorial to be deleted, please send me a message or an edit. All memorials are done with the utmost respect of those who have passed on and those of us left behind.

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When my soul is restless
And things seem out of line,
I visit an old graveyard
To take a mystical step back in time.

I find the oldest tombstones
Then read the messages there;
I consider what their days had been
And how our lives in ways compare.

We all have lived though heartaches
As well as episodes of fun;
Surviving loss of loved ones,
And rewarded for a job well done.

Sometimes if I'm very still
I can hear what they have to say
And feel them reaching out to me
Grateful for my momentary stay.

Christine B. 2009
˙٠●♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥●٠˙
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K. Staubitz
William & Louemma Oates
Hi there. Noticed you left flowers on these memorials. William E. Oates Memorial# 115370941. Louemma J. Oates Memorial# 115370934. Are you a family member? If so I'd be happy to transfer them to you as I am not family.
Added by K. Staubitz on Jul 29, 2014 10:43 AM
Raymond Norwood
RE: Elizabeth Rose Norwood # 121869590
Thanks Vicky, I would love for you to transfer mom's memorial to me thanks for initiating it.
Added by Raymond Norwood on Jul 26, 2014 8:16 AM
RE: Brady, Joe
Thank you so much Vickie, I appreciate your leaving the flower. I have been working on finding my friends family for a long while. It is a sad story of betrayal and lies... Her grandmother was secreted away in the night to the Dix State Hospital with Polio. Her wretched husband married two days later and told her two children their mother had died. She lived another 15 years at the hospital without her now grown children knowing about her. None of this was known to my friend until 7 years ago and we have been searching for Annie Brady Wiggins parents and siblings ever since. This is one amazing day of revelations to know there was a brother and to see the list of his kids! I am so thankful to folks like yourself who put this information out there for those of us who live so far away I could never have found this information on foot or over the phone with cemeteries etc. Bless your heart... Thank you again so very much.
Blessings again - take care - Hily Greene
Added by Hily on Jul 18, 2014 8:12 PM
RE: Brady, Joe
Thank you for your quick reply... please do not worry that you may not know.... You had left a flower at the memorial of Joseph "Joe" Brady (Find A Grave Memorial# 25288159)

And in my attempt to find someone that is related to him I am reaching out to everyone that left any notations on the memorial.

thank you so much I will be waiting to hear your reply....

Hily Greene
Added by Hily on Jul 18, 2014 7:27 PM
Brady, Joe
Hello, are you related to Connie Brady? If so I really really want to share some information about one of her daughters' Annie Jane Brady. She is the grandmother of a dear friend of mine and we have been trying to find Annie Brady's mother and other family Rosa, Ollie and did not know there was a son Joe until just a few mins. ago. I am beside myself with excitement to share with you and if you are not a relation I sure hope to find one if you could connect me I would be over the moon. Blessings to you and all of Find A Grave that have made this dream come closer to reality.
Added by Hily on Jul 18, 2014 6:31 PM
Martha Mitchem
131361533, Julia Ella Mitchem Baxter
THANK YOU for the transfer. I'm slow to respond, but I really do appreciate your willingness to share. It means a lot to me. I've just been swamped lately.
Martha Mitchem 47991656
Added by Martha Mitchem on Jul 06, 2014 6:00 PM
Barbara Wright
Billy Ray Matheson
Thank you so very much for allowing me the transfer of his memorial. This is so thoughtful of you.
Added by Barbara Wright on Jul 06, 2014 11:38 AM
Barbara Wright
Billy Ray Matheson
Please add the birthdate for Billy Ray Matheson: 30 August, 1950, born Hayesville, NC (Clay County)

Billy Ray is my 1st cousin and I know that this is the correct information.

He was buried in the First United Methodist Church Cemetery in Hayesville, NC. He died June 27, 2014 and was buried June 30, 2014.

Added by Barbara Wright on Jul 05, 2014 2:56 PM
Mary Louise Head Sprinkle

Thanks for the info for Louise. I thought that I had deleted my memorial because someone else had created one quite some time before her death. I suppose that I had just forgotten to delete it as I moved on to the next obituary.

Added by phutch on Jul 02, 2014 1:04 PM
Marcus Moss
Ralph Cooper 130866211
Thanks Vickie for ALL your HELP!!! I do appreciate it. I think everything has been
added and corrected for Ralph Cooper memorial. I could not add Joe Alvin Cooper to Ralph's memorial. I sent an request to the person that put Joe's memorial on and ask them if they would put it on Ralph's memorial.

Once again, Thanks for the info and ALL Your Help!!!

Added by Marcus Moss on Jun 24, 2014 12:55 PM
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