Margaret Manning Adelman

January 19, 1923April 21, 2012

ADELMAN, Margaret Manning - On April 21, 2012, Margaret Manning Adelman joined her parents, Hon. Frank and Alma Manning of Clio, SC, in the presence of the Lord. She was a wonderful, caring, and true wife to Edward Alfred Adelman, Sr. as well as an incredible mother to Catherine Adelman Hancock, Edward Alfred Adelman Jr., Francis Manning (Kelly) Adelman, and William Fraser (Lynn) Adelman. She doted on her ten grandchildren, William Caldwell (Elizabeth) Hancock, Jr., Robert Adelman Hancock, Thomas Manning Hancock, Mary Catherine Hancock, Helen Davis Adelman, Margaret McColl Adelman (Will) Curtiss, Francis Manning Adelman Jr., Edward Grayson Adelman, Stephanie Lynn Adelman, Margaret Manning Adelman, and her three great grandchildren, Frank Callaway Hancock, Eleanor Adelman Hancock, and Emma Bidwell Hancock. She was admired greatly by her niece Jean Manning (Doug) Charlton and her three nephews, Wellington McColl (Sue) Manning, Jr., Frank Cameron (Ginger) Manning, Jr., Robert Manning (Page) Christopher, as well as many grand and great- grand nieces and nephews. She was a communicant of St. Henry where she served as organist, choir member, and member of the Women’s Club. She was also a member of the Ladies of Charity, the Colonna Club and the South Carolina Club. For over thirty 30 years she taught in the Metro Public Schools. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 5-7 PM with rosary recitation at 7 PM at St. Henry Catholic Church. Mass of Resurrection at St. Henry Catholic Church will be conducted at 11AM on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 with visitation commencing one hour prior to service time. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Special thanks to the staff at Alive Hospice for their loving kindness. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Friends Life, 4414 Granny White Pike, Nashville, TN 37204 or Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 24, 2012
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, April 24, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, April 25, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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April 27, 2012

Cathye and Family-

I have such fond memories of your dear mother and am truly sorry that she has left us. Hopefully she is in a much better place now.

My prayers will be with you at this time.

Cathy Jordan

Jack gaines

April 24, 2012

Eddie jack gaines in Fl ,so sorry to hear about your loss, my prayers will be with you this evening.

Tom & Anna Wagner

April 24, 2012

Our prayers to all of the family, with extra blessings for strength to Mr Adelman. My memories of Mrs Adelman will always be of a kind, warm, caring, true "Southern Gentlewoman". There is no doubt, she is resting in the arms of our Lord this day.

April 24, 2012

Dear Cathye and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet mother. I will always remember what a wonderful, caring person she was and how welcoming she was to me when we became friends.
I know she had been suffering, so now the good Lord has taken away her pain and brought her to His side. Now you have your own dear Mother to be your Guardian Angel, and she will help you and your Dad get through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Marie Brunette McKirnan

Barbara Evans

April 23, 2012

Most Dear Adelman Family:

Mrs. Adelman lived her life predicated on being with our Lord. My thoughts and prayers are with you... as we pray for both you and all of those Margaret Manning touched.

Helen Alexander

April 23, 2012

Dear Adelmans~
Margaret was such an inspiration to me. She was a loving kind and accomplished lady. I pray all of you will follow in her footsteps as true children of God. May her soul rest in peace in the hands of Our Lord Jesus Christ. My sympathy, prayers and love to all of you during this time.
Helen Davis Alexander

April 23, 2012

Our prayers go out to Coach Adelman and all family members in the loss of a precious wife, mother ad grandmother.

Psalm: 116:15

Melanie S

April 23, 2012

To Cathye, and the entire family:

Mrs. Adelman was a very special lady, to you, and to so many others, too. A life is not lived in vain, when it reaches out and affects those around them, in such a positive way, as hers did.
Please know you are in my most positive thoughts, and prayers, at this most sensitive time.
~God Bless You,
Melanie S.

Crystal C

April 23, 2012

To the family of Ms. Adelman, may God's word give you strength and comfort to cope during this difficult time. (Isaiah 12:2) My deepest condolences.