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Local leaders mourn the loss of Rep. Quincy Murphy

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Family friends confirm State Representative Quincy Murphy passed away Friday morning. Rep. Murphy served Georgia's House District 127 which served Richmond and Jefferson Counties.

"We mourn Representative Quincy Murphy's death. He served Richmond County for 11 years with great morality," said Lowell Greenbaum, Chairman, Richmond Co. Democratic Party. "He proved to be truly a representative of the people. We mourn his death and send condolences to his family and friends."

GA House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) released the following statement regarding the passing of Rep. Quincy Murphy:

"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."

Paine College also released a statement following the death of Rep. Murphy.

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".

"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."

Augusta's mayor, Deke Copehaver, released this statement:

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.

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