Mrs. Belma Carlene Spence Handy, age 83 of Stuart, passed away at her home on Saturday, January 29, 2022. She was born in North Carolina on November 16, 1938. Carlene was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clarence Spence and Minnie Shelor Spence; her husband, Wilber Denver “Dink” Handy; one daughter, Sharon Handy West; one son, Thomas Lee Handy; and a son-in-law, Walter Harris. She attended Grace Church and Slate Mountain Presbyterian Church and she loved reading and writing poems.
Surviving is two daughters and a son-in-law, Patsy Harris of Meadows of Dan, Debbie and Keith Harbour of Stuart; five grandchildren, Phillip Bridges, Chris Hodges, Pam Arnold, Brandon Handy, Keidon Harbour; and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at 1:00 PM at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor Gary Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Mayo Mountain Church Cemetery on Dobyns Rd. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 730 E. Church St., Suite 13, Martinsville, VA 24112. Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.