Evelyn Jordan, widow of Shug Jordan, passes away at 98; never-before seen photos of the Jordan’s carving a turkey

We’ve received reliable word that Evelyn Jordan, the widow of Auburn coaching legend Shug Jordan, passed away Thursday at Bethany House in Auburn. She was 98.

The War Eagle Reader had been planning on posting these never-before-seen photos (you know how we roll), taken in the late 70s for what was likely a special Holiday section of the Opelika-Auburn News, a little closer to Thanksgiving.

But under the circumstances, we feel them to be an appropriate tribute to a legendary Auburn lady who was by all accounts a wonderful, wonderful person. And who could apparently cook a mean, mean turkey.

Whether or not Shug could carve it or not is another story.

Our heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Jordan’s family.

Photos by Brad Ashmore.

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