Dr. Willis Pope Jordan III of Rome, Georgia, age 72, passed away on May 15, 2017 after a short illness.
Pope was born on February 5, 1945 in Columbus, Georgia, son of the late Dr. Willis Pope Jordan Jr, and Elizabeth Beasley Jordan. Pope graduated from Darlington School in 1963. He earned his B.S. from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, in 1967 and graduated Medical School of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, in 1971. Following graduation from medical school, Pope proudly served his country as a captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1972 through 1975, stationed in Hahn Airbase, Germany.
Upon his return to the U.S., Pope completed his medical residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, in 1978. He and his family then moved to Rome, Georgia, where he started his medical practice as an OB/GYN. He joined Norton, Hortman, Wilcox & Cates, now known as Norton Women’s Clinic, in 1979 and over the course of his medical career in Rome, delivered over 3,500 children. His accomplishments include acting as chairman of OBGYN of Floyd Medical Center from 1989 through 1991 and serving on the Harbin Clinic Quality Assurance Committee from 2001 through 2010, acting as chair of the QA committee for four years.
Pope was predeceased by his first wife, Alice Lynne Garner, with whom he had four children and is survived by his loving wife, Della Fran Jordan, of 26 years and five children: Michele Leigh Farmer of Lancaster, CA; Alicia Jordan Haff (Corey) of San Antonio, TX; Laura Jordan Baker (Jon) of Dallas, TX ; Amy Jordan Scott (Matt) of Kingwood, TX; and Andrea Jordan Garramone (Michael) of Dallas, TX and their nine grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Jenni Feldhaus and Juli Martin and predeceased by his sister, Jerri Morrison.
Upon Pope’s retirement from his medical practice in 2010, he and Fran loved to spend free time taking cruises, traveling internationally and visiting family. At home, Pope loved to cook, play bridge and spades, complete crossword puzzles, and working in his garden and fish pond.
The family will receive friends at Daniel’s Funeral Home from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, May 18.
Mrs. Addie Virginia Murphy Green, age 96, of Lindale, GA, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, in a local health care facility.
Mrs. Green was born in Haralson County, GA on August 23, 1920, daughter of the late Dock C. Murphy and the late Vassie Spearman Murphy. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carden Owen “Buck” Green in 1997, by a grandson, Jason Green, by 4 sisters, Edna Murphy, Buena Shelton, Jewell Fowler, and Mozelle Little, and by a son-in-law, Zeke Lumpkin.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed with the Floyd County Board of Education in food service at Pepperell High School for several years. She loved the outdoors, gardening, cooking and making chow-chow. Mrs. Green was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include her daughter, Mildred Green Lumpkin, Rome; a son, Jerry Green, and his wife, Kay, Rome; 2 grandsons, Phillip Lumpkin, and his wife, Terri, Rome, and Christopher Green, Atlanta; 3 great grandchildren, Luke Green, Atlanta, Caroline Green, Atlanta, and Addison Lumpkin, Rome; a sister, Faye Dingler, Powder Springs; nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with her grandson, Christopher Green, and a dear family friend, Maggie Foy, delivering eulogies. Interment will follow in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 11am until the service hour. At other times, they may be contacted at their respective homes.
Pallbearers are requested to assemble on Thursday at 12:30pm and include: Dave Stager, Malcolm Stager, Danny Little, Jimmy Shelton, Roger Weems, Johnny Trotter, and Josh Stager.
Mr. Tony Anthony Barnes, of 3032 Pack Road, Bessemer, Al., transitioned May 16, 2017. The family may be contacted at 20 Mockingbird Circle SE Rome, Ga. (daughter’s residence, Yashinda Wright). F. K. Jones Funeral Home.
Mrs. Emma Jean Cummings Mitchum 63, of Rome, GA. passed away, on May 15, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Wright Memorial Mortuary.