Troy Weyman Drummond Sr., 83, passed away Sept. 28 at his Jackson Lake home. Born in 1926 in Bethlehem, he was the son of George Washington Drummond Sr. and Beulah Everett Drummond. Mr. Drummond enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II in USS Pamina and was present in Tokyo Bay at the Japanese surrender ceremony. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1946, he served for 31 years with Southern Railroad in Atlanta. For many years he successfully managed baseball teams in the DeKalb Memorial Athletic Association, taking his Babe Ruth team to the 1963 World Series in Farmington, N.M.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Frances Aikens Drummond; son Wayne Drummond and wife Nancy Fletcher; daughter Louise Drummond Harwell and husband Nat, all of Covington; grandchildren Francie Dorich and husband David of Greensboro, N.C., Christie Harwell of Atlanta, Davis Harwell of Alpharetta, Emma and Sarah Drummond of Covington; great-grandchild Claire Elizabeth Dorich of Greensboro, N.C.; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Mr. Drummond’s two dogs, Precious and Perdita, to the Newton County Animal Shelter, 210 Lower River Road, Covington, Ga. 30016. A graveside service will be held today, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m., at Melwood Cemetery, 5170 E Ponce de Leon Avenue, Stone Mountain.
The Covington News
Sept. 30, 2009