Christine Day Clements Handley 87, of Rutherford College, NC died Thursday, January 28, 2010, following a brief illness. She was born in Irwin County, GA on May 22, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Robert Newton Day and Samantha Jane McElroy Day. Mrs. Handley was the last surviving child of eleven. She was musically inclined and was self-taught on the autoharp and the harmonica.Surviving are her son, Toby Clements, of Rutherford College; daughters and their husbands, Brenda and Steve Blevins of Connelly Springs and Jo and David Oliver of Chamblissburg, VA; grandchildren, Tammy Blevins, Sherri Barron and her husband, Chris, Allen Clements, and Kelley Oliver; and four great-grandchildren.In addition to her parents, Christine was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Calvin Clements, and by a son, Clyde Clements.A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 1, 2010, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with Rev. Eddy Bunton and Rev. Brian Skeggs officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the service.
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