Edward L. (Ed) Drummond died Sunday, February 1, 2009.
Visitation for friends and family will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 from 5-8pm at Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst. Funeral Services will be held on February 4, 2009 at 2pm at Stringer Family Funeral Services. Interment will follow at Hazlehurst Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements.
Ed served in the Pacific on Aircraft Carrier USS Saratoga and on a destroyer escort the USS Steele DE8 throughout WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1951 after the Korean Conflict, with the Good Conduct Medal. Ed was also a member of the Masonic Order for 57 yrs and is a life member of Capital Lodge #600-Scottish Rite 33rd degree. In 1968 he was selected as Shriner of the Year and received the distinguished Service Award. On June 6, 1987 the mayor issued a proclamation declaring “Ed Drummond Day” in Jackson in honor of his civic and Fraternal services. Ed became Potentate of Wahabi Shrine Headquarters in 1976, Imperial Potentate’s and Imperial Marshall’s aide 1987-88. He received the Red Cross of Constantine Honorary Degree of York Rite and is a Knight Commander Court of Honor as well as a Scottish Rite and Royal Order of Jesters member. Ed served on the Board of Governors Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Shreveport Unit, for 11 years and was Chairman for 3 years.
Survivors include: his wife of 63 years Eloise Mitchell Drummond of Port Gibson; five children Edward A. (Jane) of Hot Springs, AR, Rick of Lawrenceville, GA, Beth Cook (Lance) of Bolton, Carol Owens (Bob) of Copper Canyon, TX, and Burl of Rockwall, Tx. 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children 3100 Samford Ave, Shreveport, LA 71103