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DEVELOPING ON 6: Condolences Pouring In After Death Of State Representative Quincy Murphy

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***UPDATED at 3:04 P.M. on Friday, August 2nd***

Condolences continue to pour in to the WJBF News Channel 6 newsroom after the passing of State Representative Quincy Murphy.

Governor Nathan Deal says:

"Sandra and I were saddened to hear of Rep. Quincy Murphy's death last night. He worked until the very end of life on behalf of his community and the state of Georgia. We appreciate his willingness to serve and will keep his family in our prayers this weekend."

The Democratic side of the aisle of the Georgia House of Representatives sent us the following statement:

"'His involvement in the community of Augusta and dedication to the State will always be remembered, and he will be deeply missed,' said Rep. Wayne Howard. 'I am honored to have called him a friend.'

First elected in 2002, Representative Murphy served House District 127 and was on the Appropriations, Higher Education, Insurance, and Transportation committees. He also served as treasurer of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus. A recognized businessman, Rep. Murphy worked in the insurance and financial services industries in Augusta beginning in 1979. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta, where he was a deacon, former Trustee Ministry Chairman, and former Church Treasurer.

'Rep. Murphy epitomized the basic decency and great spirit of Georgia. He always had a kind word and a willing spirit. Quincy will be sorely missed,' said House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams.

Representative Murphy is survived by his wife, Linda Dianne Dunton, and two adult children, Jennifer Alisha and William Quincy, III.

The family asks for privacy while grieving but ask that well-wishers keep them in their prayers. Further statements will follow when funeral arrangements are finalized."


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***UPDATED at 12:39 P.M. on Friday, August 2nd***

Colleagues continue to send condolences after the passing of Georgia State Representative Quincy Murphy.

Friday, Georgia House of Representatives Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) released the following statement regarding the passing of State Representative Quincy Murphy (D-Augusta):

"With the passing of Quincy Murphy today, the State of Georgia has lost a great leader, those he served in Augusta, Richmond County and Jefferson County have lost a tireless advocate, and I have lost a dear friend.  Quincy Murphy spoke with a quiet but powerful voice on behalf of those whom he lifted up each day in his public service. Losing Quincy will leave a real void in the Georgia House of Representatives. I know that each member of the House joins me in expressing our sadness and sympathy to his family and friends."

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***UPDATED at 12:26 P.M. on Friday, August 2nd***

Georgia State Senator Hardie Davis (D–Augusta) has released the following statement regarding the passing of Georgia State Representative Quincy Murphy:

"Today, while traveling out of state I was deeply saddened to learn the news of Quincy's passing. Augusta and the State of Georgia has lost a good friend, mentor and family man who cared sincerely about those he served, his state and those who could not stand up for themselves. The loss of Rep. Murphy will be felt across the entire State of Georgia, as he was more than just a colleague in the legislature—he was simply ‘Q'. I will always remember Quincy's steadfast dedication to his family, church and community.

Evett and I send our prayers and condolences to the Murphy family during this time of mourning."

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***POSTED at 9:46 A.M. on Friday, August 2nd***

WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a popular Georgia state legislator has died at the age of 60.

State Representative Quincy Murphy, a Democrat representing Richmond and Jefferson Counties in Georgia House District 127, died Thursday night after a long battle with cancer.

In a statement from the Richmond County Democratic Party, Lowell Greenbaum says:

"Representative Quincy was a very passionate public servant who represented his constituents to the best of his ability.  We will all miss his smile and graciousness.  The Richmond County Democratic Party wishes his family our condolences."

For more information and background on Rep. Murphy, click here.

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