Perhaps best known to those around here as “Cynthia’s dad”, long time state representative Billy McKinney has died, according to the AJC:
Rep. Tyone Brooks (D-Atl.), a longtime friend of McKinney, confirmed the death.
On Common Ground News reported on its Web site Thursday that McKinney, a Democrat who served 30 years as a state legislator, died among family and friends Thursday at his home in southwest Atlanta, according to sources who were with his wife, Leola.
The newspaper said McKinney had been ill for a while and that he died surrounded by people who were close to him, some of them holding his hand.