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Adelia A Mitchell Handley
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Birth: Jun. 13, 1842
Death: Apr. 27, 1910
Randolph County
Alabama, USA

The Roanoke Leader May 1910

NEWSPAPER Issue of Wednesday, May 4, 1910

MRS. W.A. HANDLEY ENTERS INTO REST AFTER LONG LIFE FULL OF GOOD DEEDS; MOURNED BY MANY RELATIVES AND FRIENDS

With but little warning the summons of death came to Mrs. Adelia Handley, relict of the lamented William A. Handley, at her home in this city at 7 o'clock last Wednesday evening. Mrs. Handley had been in failing health for several years but was as well as usual up to the day of her death. She was attacked during the morning and gradually sank till she entered into her final slumber.

This news came as a shock to many relatives and friends here and elsewhere. Seldom are more tokens of esteem and sympathy manifested than the going of this good woman from our community called forth. Among those who called at the residence with their offerings of flowers were members of the colored race. Many of them attended the services at the church sitting in the rear of the congregation which overflowed into the Sunday school room.

School adjourned in time for the teachers and pupils to attend while the college bell tolled alternately with the bell in the tower of the Methodist church, where the services were held at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The ladies of the Home and Foreign Missionary Societies of which the deceased was a member, entered the church in a body, dropped a flower on the casket of their departed co-laborer, and passed to seats reserved in the rear of the family.

In the absence of the pastor, the presiding elder, Rev. John S. Robertson, was in charge of the service, assisted by Rev. F.H. Farrington of the Baptist church. A quartette choir rendered two selections and Mrs. Bryan sang very sweetly "Sometime, Somewhere." At the close of the service the remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery beside those of the deceased's late husband.

Mrs. Handley was born 68 years ago near where the city of Atlanta now stands. Most of her life was spent in Randolph county. When a girl of 14 years she was converted at the Louina camp ground and joined the Methodist church, to which she was devoted.

Mrs. Handley was a woman of much positive force and despised shams. She had a kind heart and did much for the relief of the suffering of both races. Her going away marks the passing of another landmark among the older citizens of Roanoke. There be many left who will hold her memory dear.


Adelia A Mitchell was the daughter of Peter Mitchell, of Randolph Co, AL and formerly of GA.
Source: bio of Handley, William A
Jefferson County and Birmingham, Alabama: Historical and Biographical, 1887
by John Witherspoon Dubose, transcribed by C. Anthony
 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Mitchell (1811 - 1883)
  Martha W Connally Mitchell (1811 - 1863)
 
 Spouse:
  William Anderson Handley (1834 - 1909)
 
 Children:
  Infant Daughter Handley (1860 - 1860)*
  Infant Son Handley (1861 - 1861)*
  Infant Son Handley (1862 - 1862)*
  Lola Estelle Handley Mann (1864 - 1919)*
  Guy Hartwell Handley (1866 - 1937)*
 
 Siblings:
  Pyrene Christine Mitchell Blake (1839 - 1918)*
  Adelia A Mitchell Handley (1842 - 1910)
  Stephen C Mitchell (1844 - 1896)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
IN HER HOME SHE WAS BEST KNOWN AND LOVED
"SHE WAS FULL OF GOOD WORKS AND ALMSDEEDS WHICH SHE DID."
 
Burial:
Cedarwood Cemetery
Roanoke
Randolph County
Alabama, USA
Plot: Section C
 
Created by: Sharren Formby
Record added: Jun 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27505313
Adelia A <i>Mitchell</i> Handley
Added by: Sharren Formby
 
Adelia A <i>Mitchell</i> Handley
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Adelia Handley was my 2nd great grandmother. Her love and lessons are present still today in her descendants.
- Kathy LeBlanc
 Added: May. 31, 2013

- Jayanna Dotson
 Added: Mar. 18, 2013
Adelia A MITCHELL Handley is the wife of William Anderson Handley my 1st Cousin 4x Removed - Rest In Peace
- Sharren Formby
 Added: Jun. 23, 2012
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