A candle-light vigil was held on Monday, Oct. 27, in memory of HPU freshman Candace Beggs. The vigil began at 9 p.m. at the Old Main Tower on the HPU campus. This was a time for HPU students, faculty and staff to join together for prayer and reflection.
Candace was killed in an automobile accident on Sunday, October 26, on her way back to HPU from her hometown of Teague, Texas. She was majoring in Cross-cultural studies, with a minor in English.
“All of our hearts are hurting right now as we mourn the loss of Candace,” said Dr. Brad Johnson, vice president for enrollment and student services. “As the HPU campus comes together to support each other, our thoughts and prayers remain with the Beggs family.”
Candace’s father, Rev. Darrel Beggs, pastor of First Baptist Church of Teague, is an HPU alumnus, as well as her sister, Charis. Additional family members include her mother, Denise, and brother, Jeremy.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 29 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Teague.