Amy Simpson Oskins

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Amy S. Oskins passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2009. A native of Evansville, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Grainger and Ganeva Wetherbee Simpson. She was the wife of the late Harold Oskins, who died in 1990 and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Tommy and Grainger Simpson. Mrs. Oskins was a veteran of W.W. II, serving in communications with the Waves in the U.S. Navy. She retired from AT&T in a management capacity and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and attended St. Barnabas Catholic Church. She is survived by a daughter, Ganeva Davidson and her husband, Joseph, of Covington, GA and their sons, Daniel, Eugene and Jacob; and by a son, Ed Oskins and his wife, Diane, of Fletcher and their sons, Zachary and Zane. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 pm Saturday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. Mrs. Oskins will be buried in Vero Beach, Florida, next to her husband. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc., Mountain Area Office, 31 College Place, Suite D320, Asheville, NC 28801.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers go out to Ganeva (my sister-in-law), Ed and the rest of our family. I have known Mrs. Oskins since I was a mere 13 years old. Now 36 years later I feel like I’ve lost my own Mother again. She had a kind heart and never a harsh word for anyone. She was as close to a true Saint that I have ever been blessed to know. Tonight there is a brighter star in Heaven.

  2. Ganeva,I am sorry to hear of your loss and I pray for your strength in the days to come. My prayers are with you and your family during this time of bereavement.

  3. What a great mom and one hell of a tough woman. We will miss you dearly Amy, but we will all meet again in another time and place that’s much better than this reality.

  4. Ganeva, my thoughts and prayers are with you durning this difficult time. May your memories bring you comfort and strength.

  5. Geannie, Eddie, Jack and all the family-
    Sorry I couldn’t be there to say bye to Amy with you. She was always quite special to me and reminded me (as well as my children) so much of Tommy. They don’t make them like that anymore. I will miss her and her loving ways– until we meet again.
    Love always-
    Kathy, Sean and Taylor

  6. Ed and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May the memories of your loved one help you through your grief.
    Mary Carol

  7. Ed and Family,

    So sorry for your loss. I hope fond memories of your mom will help you in the days ahead.

    Kim Moore
    Department of Economics

  8. Ed – I was sorry to hear this news. I hope the happy memories of your mom and the love and support of your family around you will be a comfort to you during this sad time.
    Barb and Leigh

  9. Ed, I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s death. May God bless you and your family as you go through this trying time. You are a good friend. Jacqui Justice, UNCA

  10. Ed,
    So sorry to hear of the death of your mother. I’ve been there myself and know it is a difficult time for you and your family. Please know you are in my thoughts.

  11. Ed, I am so glad that you asked Facilities to share this information.I pray that God will give your family strength for the difficult days ahead and a peace that passeth all understanding.
    With deepest sympathy.
    Betty Ponder
    UNC Asheville

  12. my prayers & thoughts are with you & the family.just remember this is a short going away for her. she is with the angels singing in heaven.soon to see her again.

  13. Ed and family,
    My sympathy, my thoughts, and my prayers are with you in your great sorrow. May you find peace and comfort in you God, family and friends during this difficult time. May your memories sustain you till you meet your loved one again.
    Maureen Gates

  14. Ed,
    Thinking of you and expressing my deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear mother. My prayer is for the Lord to enfold you and the family with His love and comfort during this time of hurt and grief and in the days ahead. Martha Dean UNC Asheville

  15. Ed and Diane,
    I just wanted to express my heartfelt condolences for you and your families loss. Anything that I can do please don’t hesitate to ask.

  16. Grandma will always be remembered deeply for her graciousness & abounding love & care. My summers spent with her in Vero Beach will never be forgotten. Always over fed & spoiled rotten. I thank God for eternal life & anticipate meeting Grandma in the hereafter. Memories of her will always be held dear to my heart.

  17. Dear Ganeva and Ed and families, I am very sorry to hear of the death of your Mother. She was truly a blessing especially to your Dad.

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