History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Founded by L. W. Jordan, Sr. in 1904, Jordan Funeral Home is in it's fourth generation of continuous service to Central Mississippi.  

L. W. Jordan, Sr. was born January, 31, 1874 in Attala County, MS. He was married to Elizabeth Katherine Roby, and they reared nine children together.  

L. W. Jordan, Sr. passed on April 24, 1958 leaving the ownership and management to his son, Henry Hunter Jordan, Sr.  

H. Hunter Jordan, Sr. and his wife, Lillian Clark Therrell reared three children together.  Lillian Jordan was the office manager and pianist for the funeral home.

They managed the business at the previous location which was located several blocks north of our downtown square.  The present location was built and dedicated on January 5, 1969.  

H. Hunter Jordan, Sr. retired from ownership in January of 1987 leaving the ownership and management to his son, Henry Hunter Jordan, Jr.

Henry Hunter Jordan, Jr. died on December 19, 2016. He left the ownership and management to H. Hunter Jordan, III. 

Jordan Funeral Home is a proud member of the Mississippi Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Order of the Golden Rule, and Selected Independent Funeral Homes.

Our Valued Staff

Henry Hunter Jordan Jr.

Henry Hunter Jordan Jr., Former Owner and Operator

Henry is married to the former Ann Firestone and they have two sons and five grandchildren. He graduated from Kosciusko High School , attended the University of Mississippi and graduated from John A. Gupton School of Mortuary Science in 1964. He is a third generation funeral director and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 50+ years. He also holds a Burial and Life, Health, and Accident Insurance License. He has earned the designation as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner. He is a Viet Nam veteran having attained the rank of SP5(E-5) and served with the 173rd Petroleum Company out of Greenwood, MS and the 173rd Graves Registration Detachment which was attached to the U. S. Army Mortuary in DaNang. His position at the Mortuary required him to have a Top Secret Clearance. He is a Life Member of the VFW Post #1983 and the American Legion Post #44.
Henry is a past president of the former Kosciusko-Attala County Chamber of Commerce-IDC and former member of the Kosciusko City Planning Commission as well as a Past President of the Kosciusko Jaycees.
He is a Past President of the Mississippi Funeral Directors Association, a past member and Secretary-Treasurer (Executive Officer) of the Mississippi State Board of Embalming and the Mississippi State Board of Funeral Service for sixteen consecutive years, Past President of the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Board, Past Vice-Chairman of the American Board of Funeral Service Education and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. He also served on numerous committees of the National Funeral Directors Association.
His hobbies are fishing, especially with a fly rod, hunting, and photography.

Henry Hunter Jordan III

Henry Hunter Jordan III, Owner

Hunter is a 1992 Graduate of Kosciusko High School. He received a degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi in 1997. In 1999, he graduated from John A. Gupton Mortuary School in Nashville, TN. He is the Past President of the Mississippi Funeral Directors Association. When he is not working; he enjoys precision and defensive shooting sports, spending time with his family, and reading.

Clyde R. Long

Clyde R. Long, Funeral Director and Embalmer

Joined the staff of Jordan Funeral Home in November 1983.
Born in Clarksdale, MS., 1983 Graduate of Northwest Mississippi Community College Mortuary Science Technology program at Desoto Center in Southaven, MS. Completed requirements of the Mississippi State Board of Embalming including a one year apprenticeship, six months of which was at Jordan Funeral Home under Henry H. Jordan, Jr. Wife is the former Debra Jefcoat of Clarksdale, MS with roots in Winona and Poplar Creek, MS.

Mrs. Amanda Witzel Hodge

Mrs. Amanda Witzel Hodge, Office Manager

Jason Simmons

Jason Simmons, Cemetery Operations

Mr. Samuel M. Bell

Mr. Samuel M. Bell, Funeral Director and Attala County Coroner

Frank Montague

Frank Montague, Funeral Director Assistant

Randy Rhodes

Randy Rhodes, Funeral Director Assistant