Barbara G. Wade

Published 4:50 pm Friday, August 4, 2023

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FRANKLIN – Barbara Griffin Wade, 80, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 3, 2023. Born in Richmond and raised in Wakefield, she was a daughter of the late Hubert Jesse Griffin and Linda Holt Griffin. She was also predeceased by her husband, Clifford Edward Wade; a sister, Jessie Griffin Turner; a brother, David Griffin; son-in-law, Thomas Neal Marks and a special friend, Larry Long.

Barbara G. Wade

Barbara was a graduate of Wakefield High School and a former secretary for Farm Bureau and Franklin High School and retired from Riverdale Elementary School. She was a member of Franklin Congregational Christian Church and was very involved in the church and with the Women’s Fellowship.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Kim Wade Marks; two grandchildren, Jordan Leigh Marks and Mariah Faith Marks; two sisters-in-law, Becky Griffin and Kathy Jane Wade; a niece, Jennifer Kencht; a nephew, George Turner (Judy); and several great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7 in Franklin Congregational Christian Church with the Rev. James H. Hyatt Jr. officiating. A reception will follow the service in the church. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Franklin Congregational Christian Church.