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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

ღღIt'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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RE: Jo Ann Holsclaw
You are most welcome, Vickie. And, THANK YOU for all the help you've given me (updates, etc.) with memorials I have created. I know you strive to make memorials as complete and accurate as possible - just as I do also.

I've ordered a copy of the obituary of Cloyd's mother. When I receive the obituary I will share it with you.


Added by Ruth on Jun 01, 2015 5:28 PM
Jane Lowry
Oates Family
Hi Vicki,
I'm wondering if we are related? My great grandmother was Ada Oates.
I recently started a family tree on and have uploaded an Oates family photo there and also here.
I notice there are accidentally two entries here for Albert Oates, one an Albert E and the other an Albert Ernest, so I uploaded the photo to both - I'm not sure who to notify about duplicate entries?
I would love to learn more if we are related, or would be glad to let you know what I know.
What my father said is that Robert Oates had a brass company in Birmingham England. I think I found that the family emigrated to Canada in 1891.
My great grandmother had a fruit farm and her husband was a cattle dealer. He was also very well known in the harness racing realm.
I remember my father talking about picking raspberries on the farm many a summer.
In any case, your accomplishments here are very admirable and thank you for helping so many people find the history they're looking for so much more easily!
Jane Lowry
Toronto, Canada

Added by Jane Lowry on May 31, 2015 10:28 PM
Carlian Pittman
Oates Family
Vicki: Would you please contact me. I am researching the Oates family.
Carlian Massingill Pittman
Added by Carlian Pittman on May 30, 2015 3:16 PM
thomas johnson
Emerson Phillips
Would you post this mans grave who is the late husband of the deceased Rachel Brown Phillips in Sylva, NC, at Fairview Memorial Gardens
Thank you. I am his nephew. Email Thomas Johnson
Added by thomas johnson on May 30, 2015 2:30 PM
Barry Foster
Dina Oates Trewartha 76438542
Don't know if you are related but thought you might be due to the flowers you left on this memorial. Just wanted to let you know that I have added more photos of the Trewartha stone. Barry Foster
Added by Barry Foster on May 25, 2015 5:47 PM
Shuler Ancestor
Judith Ann Shuler Queen # 141004778
Hello could you please transfer maintenance on My fathers sister my aunt Judith Ann Shuler Queen # 141004778 to me Shuler Anscestor # 48749320 Thank you.
Added by Shuler Ancestor on May 23, 2015 3:34 PM
Gwen Bodford
Thelma Murphy
Thanks for the info on Thelma. I have added a part of it. Do we know where her parents are buried?
Added by Gwen Bodford on May 22, 2015 6:06 AM
Frances Laws Tilley-33237584
I am doing Ellen's edits while she is ill. Thank you for the edits for Mrs. Tilley and her parents. I can not find a source for the birth location of Orange County, NC for Mrs. Tilley. Can you please send me your source? You may contact me through the edit tab on Mrs. Tilley's memorial page or on my profile page.
Thank you very much.
Added by chcobe on May 16, 2015 10:06 AM
Linn family
Thanks Vicki for info on the Linn family.
Added by Helen on May 04, 2015 8:54 PM
Thank you
Thank you for all the edits you send. You work very hard on the site and your work is appreciated.
Added by Zandalee on Apr 28, 2015 2:29 PM
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