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Merlene Wade Hardie

SoVaNow.com / July 11, 2013

Merlene Wade Hardie, of Halifax, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in Halifax County on March 25, 1936 and was 77 years old.

She was the daughter of the late Jimmy Thornton Wade and Ozelia Hendricks Wade and was married for 58 years to the late John William Hardie. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Hardie is survived by two daughters, Dale H. Sparks of Halifax and Donna H. Henderson and husband L.W. of Oak Level; a son-in-law, Dan C. Monette of Chesterfield; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Scott Adams of Halifax, Joey Adams and wife Stephanie and their son, Jace of Halifax, Kevin Henderson and wife Crystal and their children Maci, Bailee and Addilynn of Halifax, Brian Lee Henderson and wife Cathy and their daughter Brinlee, of Halifax, Sara Beth Glass and her son Alex of Halifax, John Collins and Leigh Monette of Chesterfield; one brother, Malcolm Wade and wife Sue of Evington; special aunt, Dorothy Gilliland of Nathalie. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Denise Monette.

A funeral will be held Thursday, July 11, 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church with Rev. Bryant Wilbourne officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Asbury United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be directed to http://www.powellfunerals.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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