Dr. John A. Edwards

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A memorial service for Dr. John A. Edwards will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Anniston, with visitation to precede at the church at 1 p.m. Dr. Edwards died at Regional Medical Center at 1:16 on the morning of Dec. 26, 2015, two days after his 88th birthday. Born in a house on Woodstock Avenue, the son of a pharmacist and a nurse, Dr. Edwards was educated in Anniston city schools, at the University of Alabama and at Tulane University Medical School. He served in the Korean War in a medical capacity. Specializing in internal medicine, he commenced his practice in Anniston in 1957 and soon became connected with what's now known as Anniston Medical Clinic, retiring from there in 1993. In earlier decades he was an active contributor on the administrative bodies of First United Methodist Church, The Donoho School and Regional Medical Center. His civic club affiliation was Kiwanian. During his physically active years he played tennis, then golf, deriving much satisfaction from each. In his medical practice and in other areas of service Dr. Edwards was greatly admired for his compassion, intelligence, wisdom and integrity. Survivors include his beloved wife of 59 years, Elizabeth R. Edwards, originally of Hammond, La.; their son, Bill, of Anniston; their daughter, Cathy, of Cary, N.C., and her husband, Tim, and their daughter, Ellie; nephew, Phillip Murphy, of Stamford, Conn., and his wife, Natalie, and their son, Ryan; niece, Elizabeth Murphy, of Queens, N.Y., and her husband, Ibrahim Abd El Malak, and their daughter, Scarlet. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Frances Edwards Murphy, of Palisades, N.Y. In keeping with the ideals of his profession, he authorized his body to be donated to the University of Alabama at Birmingham for the institution's medical education needs. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to First United Methodist Church in Anniston or the League for Animal Welfare.
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First United Methodist Church
1400 Noble St
Anniston, AL 36201
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Published in The Anniston Star on Dec. 29, 2015
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