Mr. George Harold Jordan, age 86 of Centre, passed away Friday, February 7th at Redmond Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be 3: PM Sunday, February 9th at Unity Hill Baptist Church in the Bomar community, where he was a member. Rev. John Redding, Rev. Melvyn Salter and Dr. George Cobb will officiate. Burial will follow in Cherokee Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:30 P.M. Sunday, at the church.
Pallbearers include Richard Lindsey, Rich Lindsey, Danny Ingram, H. Dean Buttram, Jr., Wallace Lyons, Tom Wade Hampton, Pete Lemons. Honorary Pallbearers will be all customers and employees of Cherokee Gin and Cotton Co.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Geraldine Steele Jordan; daughter, Freida Jordan (Nick) McMichen; grandchildren, Mindy Geraldine McMichen, Matthew George McMichen; several nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Tom Brock Jordan.
Mr. Jordan was a native of the Bomar Community in Cherokee County, where his family farmed, operated a gin and ran a cotton merchant business for over 100 years. He was currently farming and co-owner of Cherokee Gin and Cotton Company in Centre, he was a graduate of Cherokee County High School and Murdocks International Cotton School in Memphis, TN. George, also known as “Fishhook”, was active in the community serving on several local boards and was known to all as a magician and trickster; He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II; He was the son of the late George Hoyt and Ethel Mae Brock Jordan
In lieu of food or flowers, memorials may be made to Unity Hill Baptist Church.
Perry Funeral Home Directing.