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Funeral Service

Victory Baptist Church
Saturday June 11th, 2022

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Victory Baptist Church
Saturday June 11th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Dr. John V. Edwards

Dr. John V. Edwards DDS, who unexpectedly went to be with the Lord at his home in Cullowhee over the weekend, spent 44 years caring for the residents of Jackson County. 


He came to Western North Carolina after receiving his Dental Training at Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1977. He began his career as the Public Health Dentist for Jackson County, NC in 1978 until he established his Private Practice in Sylva in 1982. Dr. Edwards is known for being caring and compassionate in and out of the Dental Office.


Dr. Edwards was an active Gideon, active in his Church, Victory Baptist, a member of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the American Dental Association, NC and WNC Dental Societies. When not caring for patients, Dr. Edwards enjoyed fishing and tending to his cats and chickens. He is survived by his sister Dr. Premala Brewster-Wilson, and two generations of nieces and nephews. 


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday June 11th at Victory Baptist Church with the Rev. Rusty Wolfrey officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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A candle was lit in memory of Dr. John Edwards

Crystal Chapin Jul 29 2022 7:26 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. John Edwards

Billy & Sharron Crain Jul 10 2022 10:14 PM

John was a man who never missed an opportunity to share His love for our Lord. He genuinely loved people with his heart. His practice to give to the less fortunate will truly be missed, especially in the community. Praying for his staff and extended family.

Carol Buchanan Jul 9 2022 4:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. John Edwards

Trevor and Jenny Burns Jun 30 2022 4:58 PM

Heaven gained a beautiful soul! He lived his faith every day. I loved this man and will miss him greatly. I am so sad for his sister and wonderful office staff but he is with his beloved Savior. The world needs more men like Dr. Edwards…

Kathryn Barnes Jun 21 2022 9:51 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. John Edwards

Derrell Mills Jun 20 2022 8:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. John Edwards

Kitti L Chisholm Jun 16 2022 9:11 AM

I am so sorry to hear this sending prayers to his family

Kelly Sender Jun 15 2022 9:30 AM

Dr. Edwards and I had only known each other for a year. He had a passionate and fierce love for the LORD and openly shared this with others. He was a witness to many! What a testimony.....

Dr. Dana Ayers Jun 14 2022 8:54 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. John Edwards

Larry & Debbie Henry Jun 13 2022 2:35 PM

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