Evelyn B. Jordan

June 3, 1935December 4, 2018

Evelyn Barfield Jordan’s earthly life ended at Arbor Springs Health and Rehab Center December 4, 2018. She was born in Finleyson, Georgia June 3, 1935 to the late Alton and Pauline Barfield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James L. Jordan, her son James L. Jordan, Jr., and her daughter Evelyn Ann Jordan. Survivors include several cousins. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in LaGrange, GA on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11 AM EST. Dr. Stewart Gulley and Dr. John Beyers will be officiating. Visitation will immediately follow service. Graveside service will be Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 2 PM EST in her home town at Mt Pleasant church. Pastor Terry Ryan will officiate. Dr. Jordan remained in Finleyson until College. She earned the following Degrees: A.A. Middle Georgia College B.S. University of Georgia M.Ed. and PHD Auburn University Dr. Jordan dedicated her lifetime to teaching and taught Elementary to College levels in Tennessee, West Virginia, Alabama and Georgia. She moved to LaGrange, GA in 1977 and began teaching at LaGrange College. During her career she was awarded a Star Teacher Award and selected to Young Women of America. On moving to LaGrange she became involved in her church and community. She spent many years as a volunteer with American Cancer Society, Child Abuse Council, Lafayette Society for Performing Arts, the Regional Library and President of the LaGrange Women’s Club. In 2013 she received the Chamber of Commerce Visionary Award. One of her proudest achievements was her role in bringing Dr. Stuart Gulley to serve LaGrange College as President. Another of her proudest achievements was as co-founder with Pat Gay of the Azalea Story-Telling Festival. She retired from LaGrange College in 2001 as Professor Emeriti of the college. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LaGrange College Advancement Services in memory of Dr. Evelyn Jordan and specify Education Fund. Send Donations to 601 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA 30240 or call 706-880-8255.

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Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240, (706) 884-8636.


  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, December 7, 2018

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Sherry Hart

December 7, 2018

Evelyn was a beautiful lady inside and out. She was also an inspiration to so many people who had lost children. Glad she is now reunited with her family.

Carole Rogers

December 7, 2018

I met Dr.Jordan when I was working on my Masters degree at LaGrange College. She was a wonderful teacher and a lovely lady....a blessing to all who knew her.

Laura Hume Higgins

December 7, 2018

Dr. Jordan was my major advisor and my professor for many of my classes. She was kind, encouraging and skilled in engaging us in learning. I was a good teacher because she taught me how to be one. So many of my classmates from college were (and some still are) lifelong teachers with awards and accolades and scores of children who loved them and much of that can be traced directly back to Dr. Jordan's influence.
Sending love and gratitude!

"When I am forgotten, … say I taught thee."