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Vera Stout Jordan, age 86, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, January 28, 2012 in the Mountain City Care Center were she was a resident for 17 years. Vera was born March 12, 1925 in the Pandora Community of Johnson County. She was the daughter of the late J. Blaine Stout and Etoila Bell Hicks Stout and stepmother Ruth Jones. She graduated from Steed Business College and worked for Mountain Electric Co-op until the birth of her four sons. She devoted her life to raising them. She grew up in Pandora and was saved at a young age and attended Bethel Baptist Church. She and her family moved their membership to First Baptist Church in Mountain City in 1967.
She was preceded in death by her husband, S.D. Jordan, who passed away on December 30, 2001; and brothers, Willard Ray Stout of the home and David “Bert“ Stout of Chapin, SC. She is survived by four sons, John B. Jordan of Fort Pierce, FL, Terry Jordan and wife Mary and Jerry Jordan and wife Judy, all of Mountain City, TN and Phil Jordan and wife Doris of Hermitage, TN; one brother, Rubin Stout of Mount Pleasant, SC; three sisters, Helen Walsh of Columbia, SC, Mary Alice Johnson of Hermitage, TN, and Ann Greer of Mountain City, TN; grandchildren, Michael Jordan (Kim), Jennifer Campbell, John Younce (Davina), all of Mountain City, TN, Tammy Jordan of Butler, TN, Gerald ‘Jerry’ Jordan Jr. of Cleveland, MS, Sarah Jordan and Justin Jordan of Hermitage, TN; seven great grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces. She also left many friends at the nursing home and her special friend Minister Jim Hutchinson.
Her family would like to thank all the staff and workers at Mountain City Care Center for their love and affection enabling our mother to be so happy and the care she was given. We would like to thank Caris Healthcare for their wonderful services they provided in her last four days of life. We would like to thank Doctor John Whitlock for the many years of health care he provided and the Johnson County Rescue Squad for their many trips to the Boone Hospital.
The family received friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2012 at First Baptist Church with the funeral service following at 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Ricky Campbell and Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. Music was under the direction of Ms. Bethany Campbell, Deanna and Makynna Younce. The graveside service and interment were at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 31st at Sunset Memorial Park. Vera’s grandsons, Michael Jordan, Gerald Jordan, Jr., and John Younce; great grandsons, Cody Jordan, Gary Evans and Joseph Townsend served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the staff and workers at Mountain City Care Center and Dr. John Whitlock.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of her son, Jerry Jordan, 195 Hillmore Drive, Mountain City, TN 37683.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 421 W. Main St., Mountain City, TN 37683.
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The family of Vera Stout Jordan has entrusted her service to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.