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Josephine Traynham Wade

Mrs. Josephine Traynham Wade of Halifax died Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Berry Hill Nursing Home at the age of 87.

Mrs. Wade was born in Halifax County Nov. 3, 1922 to the late Mr. Samuel Traynham and Mrs. Elizabeth Paige Elizabeth Morton Traynham. She was married to the late Mr. Robert Thomas Wade and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Survivors of Mrs. Wade include two sons, Mr. Robert Junior Wade of South Boston and Mr. Samuel Wade of Concord; nine grandchildren including the devoted Mrs. Dianne Coleman; 16 great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Karen Wade and Mrs. Samantha Wade; one niece and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Wade was preceded in death by two daughters, Ms. Rosa Lee Traynham and Ms. Louvenia Traynham; five sisters, Ms. Bertha Lou Traynham, Ms. Eliza Traynham, Mrs. Catherine Jones, Mrs. Hannah Sprattley and Mrs. Amanda Edmonds; and one brother, Mr. James Traynham.

Funeral services for Mrs. Wade will be held Saturday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Ronald Claiborne officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Dianne Coleman, 730 North Main Street, Halifax. Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Nov. 6 at the chapel of Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.