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Vickie Oates Woods (#47172707)
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Bio Photo ** I will be away from Find a Grave for an unknown period of time. I will tend to all requests and edits as soon as I am able. **

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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K M Dolan
Louise Ballew
Could you please transfer the memorial for Louise Hoyle Ballew (177604772) to me? She was my grandmother. My contributor number is 47522335. Thank you.
Added by K M Dolan on Mar 24, 2017 5:27 PM
Debbie Z*~
RE: Louis Dixon Mitchell 163776755
You're welcome, Vickie. Thanks for posting!
Added by Debbie Z*~ on Mar 10, 2017 11:14 AM
Michelle Stelzer
Thank you so much for the transfer Vickie. I see your user name pop up often in my research. Would be interesting to talk to you to see if the there is a shared relative!
Added by Michelle Stelzer on Mar 10, 2017 5:43 AM
James Oscar Brookshire $170811289
James is buried in Taylorsville City Cemetery along side his wife. I have a headstone photo I'll add if you want to move him there. Taylorsvile Cemetery used to be known as Fairview before the name was changed.
Added by caj on Mar 09, 2017 1:37 PM
Peggy Goodwin
RE: Robert Holland
Thank you.
Added by Peggy Goodwin on Mar 05, 2017 10:19 PM
Peggy Goodwin
Robert Holland
Do you have any information on Robert Holland and Texas Oates? Robert born about 1840 and is believed to be buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Lovelady, Tx. Find a grave #124760841.
Added by Peggy Goodwin on Mar 05, 2017 6:47 PM
Jon Papai
Kyleigh Elizabeth Benton
memorial # 121814327

I believe she is buried in Georgia, not Ohio. She is in "Glade Baptist Church Cemetery" near her funeral service church.

Added by Jon Papai on Mar 04, 2017 12:39 AM
Glenn Plonk
Perhaps A Relative?
I am the son of Zeb Oates Plonk and Rachel Gale Walraven Plonk I attended many family reunions at the old C.S. Plonk home in Kings Mountain up until my late teen years. I met many relatives for the first time at those events but can not remember meeting anyone from the Oates line. I have not attended a reunion in over 50 years, but my sister Jane Plonk Sims did as she lived in Tenn. She passed away in 2013.

I attended church in the old white clap country church where only the grave yard remains today. I plan to return to the Kings Mountain area to visit the sites I remember and my parents and grandparents grave sites.
Added by Glenn Plonk on Feb 16, 2017 5:18 PM
William L Vanderburg
Memorial # 134124202
Hello, Vickie.

Just information you might need to change on Rosa Mae Spry's Memorial.

Rosa Mae was the daughter of LULA SPRY, not Noah and Carrie.

Rosa Mae's father is unknown, and that would make her the niece of Nora Myrtle Spry.

Lula Spry was my aunt, and Nora Myrtle Spry Vanderburg was my grandmother.
Added by William L Vanderburg on Feb 11, 2017 7:35 AM
Michaelle Guess
Memorial# 58274727
Hello Vickie, FYI,the photo on Memorial# 58274727 doesn't belong to that Maria Beale Fletcher. Can you please remove it? I am currently doing research on this family line as part of my husband's family. Miss America 1962 had different parents plus in 1962 that would make Miss America 55 years old. LOL Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Added by Michaelle Guess on Feb 04, 2017 12:19 PM
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