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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, 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.

"You LIVE as long as you are remembered." -Russian Proverbs

ღღ It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived ღღ

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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
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Jennifer Ayers Gortney
RE: Lovie Arrowood Laws 119163300
You're very welcome. Thanks for moving her page. :)
Added by Jennifer Ayers Gortney on Aug 26, 2016 6:48 PM
Helen Oates at
Dallas-Ft Worth National Cemetery. I noticed you left a flower for Helen Oates and also for Rumsey Oates. (I am not related just volunteer for findagrave at Dallas-Ft Worth.)
Someone sent a note that Helen Oates spouse was Robert Franklin Oates 1917-1991. I can't find a memorial page for him nor a burial location. Do you know where he is buried.
Sandra Van Wyk
Added by svanwyk on Aug 25, 2016 9:34 PM
Betty Joe Hendrix
Edits have been made to this memorial per your information. Please check and see if this is correct.
Thank you so much.
Added by Tworavens on Aug 14, 2016 11:05 AM
Coleen Kelch
Katherine Simpson McDonald
Thank you for advising me that I placed picture of a different Katherine Simpson. I maintain this memorial yet if you are related, I will be glad to transfer it to you as I thought she was my relative. coleen
Added by Coleen Kelch on Aug 13, 2016 5:43 PM
Richard Garren
RE: Fairview Cemetery Hickory NC 146967709
Thanks. I have limited mobility and would not want to take on the maintenance but I will try if it would help. I appreciate the change and the good work you and so many others do.
Added by Richard Garren on Jul 31, 2016 4:45 PM
Richard Garren
Fairview Cemetery Hickory NC
The person you identify as Sarah Elizabeth Lail Garren buried in Fairview Cemetery in Hickory, NC is my mother. The Name Sarah was taken from a mistake on her marriage license to My Father Albert Fairbanks Garren. Her correct name is Frankie Elizabeth Annis Lail Garren. She has three given names and Lail is her middle name. Your information is completey wrong. Please correct it.
My name is Richard Garren
Added by Richard Garren on Jul 31, 2016 3:01 PM
Lauren Sexson
I wanna find my sister n laws grave
You made her memorial and i just wondering if you remember where she is in the cemetery.
Christina Anne Gibson
19883 August 10th
Added by Lauren Sexson on Jul 30, 2016 9:42 PM
Sue Leitzsey Bradley
Edith Barger Sigmon #142840637
Thanks Vicki for the update.
Added by Sue Leitzsey Bradley on Jul 26, 2016 12:25 AM
Claud Hays
RE: John Oates
Thanks, Vickie. I thought that since you were both from the same area, you might be related. Thanks for replying.
Added by Claud Hays on Jul 25, 2016 9:23 AM
Claud Hays
John Oates
Hi Vickie,
I have been searching the web for an old Air Force buddy named John Oates. He was from Ashville and was one year younger than me which would make his birth year 1951.I saw the find a grave posting of your relative with similar statistics. I was wondering if this could be the John Oates I knew. I served with him in the USAFSS in San Antonio and he transferred to England (I believe Chicksands) about the time I separated from the Air Force. Lost contact many years ago. I hope this is not him, but would want to know if it is. Could you shed any light on this. I do remember he had attended Western Carolina University. Used to kid about that since I went to Western Kentucky University. Thanks in advance for any help.
Added by Claud Hays on Jul 22, 2016 12:36 PM
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