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Activist for Georgia’s Homeless and Death-row Inmates Dies

October 22, 2020

Michael Warren, Associated Press

ATLANTA — Murphy Davis, a determined advocate for death row inmates and homeless people in Georgia, died on Thursday of complications related to cancer. She was 72.

Davis had been in hospice care in Baltimore, where she and her husband, Eduard Loring, lived after leaving Atlanta a few years earlier. Her death was confirmed by their daughter, Hannah Murphy Buc.

“Family surrounded her in fierce calm and peace. A long-haul, hard and beautiful journey is complete. We send thanksgiving to you and love beyond measure,” the family wrote on Facebook.

Davis, a Presbyterian minister, left an indelible imprint on Georgia, where for decades she was a regular visitor to death row inmates.

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