Hilliard Rhodes Jordan Sr. (October 16, 1918 – March 25, 1993)
H. Rhodes Jordan Sr., ex-mayor, longtime lawyer in Gwinnett
Hilliard Jordan’s obituary appeared in the March 28, 1993 edition of the Gwinnett (GA) Post-Tribune:
H. Rhodes Jordan, Sr., 74, of Lawrenceville died Thursday, March 25, 1993. He is survived by his son, Hill Jordan Jr. of Lawrenceville, his two daughters, Judy Johnson of Lawrenceville and June Franklin of Birmingham, AL; four grandchildren, Allison Jordan and Emily Jordan, both of Lawrenceville, and Stephen Franklin and Kelley Franklin, both of Birmingham, AL; two sisters, Barbara Sorrells of Charlotte, NC and Mary Lee Thomason of Toccoa; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Mr. Jordan, a native of Lawrenceville, was an attorney in Lawrenceville, served in the State House of Representatives and was Mayor of Lawrenceville for 16 years. He was the senior member of the Gwinnett County Bar Association, an active member of the Lawrenceville Kiwanis Club, and a member of the Board of Directors of Brand Banking Company. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville and was the youngest deacon ever elected at the church. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 27, at the First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville with Dr. R. Page Fulgham and Rev. Larry W. Wynn officiating. Burial followed in Gwinnett Memorial Park. Those desiring may make donations to a charity of personal choice in Memory of Mr. H. Rhodes Jordan, Sr. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville, was in charge of arrangements.
Many thanks to Hilliard’s daughter, Mayor Judy Johnson, and Wanda Phillips for providing the above photos and obituaries.