The funeral arrangements have been set for Quincy Murphy.
Funeral services will be conducted by Mays Mortuary. Visitation will be from 6pm - 8pm on Thursday, August 8. And the funeral will be at 11am the following day at Tabernacle Baptist Church.
State Representative William "Quincy" Murphy has died according to Lowell Greenbaum, with the local Democratic Party. Murphy represented Augusta and District 127, which includes Richmond and Jefferson counties.
According to his biography, Murphy graduated from North Carolina State University and owned an insurance company in Augusta. He was battling 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."
Learn more about Rep. Murphy here.
From Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver:
"Quincy Murphy was a good friend and a colleague who I will deeply miss. One of my fondest memories of Quincy was his referring to the new generation of leaders in Augusta as the Joshua Generation. He was a staunch believer in the City of Augusta and shared with me on many occasions how excited he was to see all the great things going on in the city that he loved. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Murphy family as they mourn the passing of a great man and a true public servant."
From the House Democratic Caucus:
Georgia House Democratic Caucus mourns the loss of State Representative Quincy Murphy (D – Augusta).
"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.
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.
From Paine College:
Today Paine College, along with the Augusta Community, shares in the sad news of Representative William "Quincy" Murphy passing away earlier today.
Dr. George C. Bradley said, "Representative Murphy was a true friend and advocate for Paine College. His work and his legacy will always be remembered throughout our campus. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Murphy family".
From Governor Nathan Deal:
"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."
From State Senator Hardie Davis:
"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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