candace drummond
Candace "Candy Hughes" Drummond, 58, of Weirton beloved mother, daughter and sister, passed from this life on December 12, 2014. She was born in Weirton, WV on September 14, 1956 to Beatrice Frontier Hughes and the late Glenn Edward Hughes. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Glenn and Frances Hughes; her father in spirit, Bob Kalupa, and her longtime companion Harold Stone, III. Candy graduated from Weir High School in 1975 and joined the Navy in 1976, and served her country for four years. She lived in San Diego California for seven years while working for the Federal Government. She then returned to her childhood home in West Virginia working for Weirton Steel for fourteen years and for the West Virginia Attorney General's Office for over ten years. Candace had a lifelong love for animals, which gave her sensitivity and empathy for the underdogs, underprivileged, and the downtrodden people of the world. She loved to dance, and at the end of her life could still respond to the lure of Motown. Her nieces and nephews knew her for her absolute acceptance of whom and what they were. She is survived by her daughter, Autumn Drummond of San Diego, CA; her mother, Beatrice Hughes, of Weirton, WV; her sisters, Glenda Tabone (Stephen) of Carnegie, PA, Frances Hughes of Delray Beach, FL, and Tammy Birkhimer of Weirton, WV; two nieces, Katelyn Tabone and Cara Birkhimer; three nephews, Bradley Birkhimer, Ian Hedges, Vincent Tabone, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. As long as those who love her remain on this earth, she will always remain in their hearts and thoughts. Visitation will be Tuesday 4-6 PM at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV Her funeral service will follow immediately after her visitation at 6 PM on Tuesday. With Military Honors conducted. Following her service, Candace will be cremated and her cremains will be scattered in the Pacific Ocean at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Hancock County Animal Shelter 715 Gas Valley Road New Cumberland, WV 26047. Candace's family extends their appreciation and sincere gratitude to the nurses and aides of Valley Hospice's Liza Place, who took care of her in her final days. Share tributes and memories at 304 748 3219

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  1. My prayers are with your family at this time. Although we had not seen each other in many years, I will always cherish our childhood memories of a special friendship. I know you are in a peaceful place and I look forward to the day we meet again.

  2. My thoughts and heart felt sympathys are with you, Bea, Glenda, Franny, Tami and Autumn. I can see Candy, in her younger years, so vividly in my mind. After all, we all lived on Clearview. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

    Joanne Magnone Nelson

  3. Dear Ones —

    May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories, so that you may always have roses in December.

    Ever hoping . . .

    Always in Jesus,

    Maryann (Music Ministry Volunteer)

  4. To the Family of Candace Drummond,

    So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Candace. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all of those who have fallen asleep in death; including your Beloved, Candace. (John 11:41-44)

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