Mrs. Frances Aikens Drummond, 83, of Covington, passed away Nov. 9, at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Born Feb. 26, 1929, in Pike County, Drummond was the oldest daughter of William Curtis Aikens and Louise Vaughn Aikens.
For more than three decades she was Executive Secretary for the Commissioners of Human Resources and Georgia Department of Corrections. Drummond was married for 62 years to Troy Weyman Drummond Sr., and raised two children Wayne Drummond and Louise Drummond Harwell, while living on Stonybrook Drive in East Atlanta.
In 1972, Mr. and Mrs. Drummond moved to their cabin in the Parker's Neck region of Lake Jackson, in southern Newton County. An aficionado of crossword puzzles, Drummond was a voracious reader. Genuine, compassionate and generous to a fault, she was loved devotedly by her family members, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
Preceded in death by her husband, Mrs. Drummond is survived by her son, his wife Nancy Fletcher; her daughter and husband Nat Harwell; two sisters Jane Aikens of Covington and Betty Jean Aikens Thomas of Riverview, Fla. Additionally, she has five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, three nephews and three grand-nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held today, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of J. C. Harwell Funeral Home in Covington. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in her honor to Bicycles for Humanity-Athens/Atlanta, P.O. Box 501381, Atlanta, GA 31150 or b4hgeorgia.org.