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Dr. George Preston Edwards

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1 of 11 | Posted by: Sally Fredell - Gaffney, SC

“Dr. Edwards always had a smile for this small child who lived down the street. Whenever I saw him throughout the years, he consistently wanted to...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Glory B. - Gaffney

“My condolences to all the family. My prayers are with you. May you be comforted by all the memories as a family you share! ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Jane Grauman - Statesville, NC

“Such a loss. My prayers and condolences to the family. May you be comforted and hold your memories dear to your heart. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Mrs. Edwards, Cathy, Charles, Paul, and family,I just wanted to express my deepest sympathies to you in the loss of Dr. Edwards. He was such a nice...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Liz Dominick Smith - Columbia, SC

“The love you show this community and to all your patience was amazing! The love of God that you show throughout your life was amazing! Thanks for all...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Julie Humphries - Gaffney, SC

“May your family find peace in the passing of this sweet, sweet man. I remember the first time I saw Dr. Edwards as a young child around 6 or so. He...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Nina Cline - Pineville, NC

“U brought me into this world and took care of me all the way to adult hood RIP ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Kelvin Elliott - Gaffney, SC

“Dr. Edwards was my first and only "family doctor " until I moved away from Gaffney. Dr. Edwards helped save my life as he discovered I had a heart...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Jeffrey Peeler - Everett, PA

“RIP Dr Edwards so sorry for your loss Dr Edwards was my doctor and my children's he was a dear friend****so sad!! ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Jeannie Mullinax - Gaffney, SC

“To the Edwards family, I want to tell you how much the entire Cherokee County community will miss Dr. Edwards. He was one of the last southern...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Roxanne Reynolds - Gaffney, SC

Dr. Edwards was born on September 18, 1922 and passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017.

Dr. Edwards was a resident of Gaffney, South Carolina at the time of passing.

He came to live and work in Gaffney in 1948 at 26 years old, freshly graduated from the Medical College of South Carolina in Charleston.

In 1950 he temporarily suspended his private practice to fulfill a two year commitment with the US Navy, serving as Medical Officer aboard the USS Randall.

Visitation will be held in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Gaffney on Sunday, September 17, 2017 between 2:00 and 3:45 PM. A memorial service will immediately follow officiated by Dr. Tommy Huddleston.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Faye & Preston Edwards Limestone College Scholarship Fund, c/o Limestone College, 1115 College Drive, Gaffney, SC 29340.