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Dr. John Locke Edwards, 70, of Columbia, was born in Greenville, SC on April 2, 1951, to the late William Locke Edwards and Nannie Faye Graydon Edwards. He passed away on April 5, 2021, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. John was a longtime member of the Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. He was a 1973 graduate of USC and went to Howard University School of Dentistry in Washington, DC, and graduated in 1982. Dr. Edwards had served his community in his dental practice since 1982. Dr. Edwards was a member of SC Dental Association, The American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Irmo-St. Andrews Sertoma Club, and Squadron Education Officer for the Lake Murray Power Squadron. John was a Captain in the SC State Guard and volunteered with the SC Children’s Dental Clinic. Some of his various hobbies did include flying his plane as well as attending all of the Gamecock football games, as he was an avid supporter.