September 13th, 2010
03:00 PM ET
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Obama featured in Georgia man's obituary

 President Obama is featured in a Georgia man’s obituary.
President Obama is featured in a Georgia man’s obituary.

(CNN) – If you are a friend of Don Unsworth, a Georgia businessman who recently passed away, don't send flowers to the family. Just vote against President Obama in 2012.

That was the message conveyed in Unsworth's obituary, according to CNN affiliate station WIS.

"In lieu of flowers the family respectfully asks that donations be sent to the American Cancer Society, or to the campaign of anybody who is running against President Barack Obama in 2012," said the obituary, which ran in the local newspaper.

Donna Barnes said Unsworth was "not really a big Obama fan," taking issue with the stimulus bill and high unemployment rate.

"We just felt like it was the best tribute we could give to him," said Barnes.

A similar plea appeared in the obituary pages of the Las Vegas Review-Journal in July, only the family of Charlotte McCourt asked readers not to vote for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.


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soundoff (287 Responses)
  1. Laura, Boston

    Death-bed declarations! That about says it all doesn't it?

    September 13, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  2. BillE

    What else would you expect from a redneck?

    September 13, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  3. Snow

    Two deceased true Americans.

    September 13, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  4. All the news that is fit to omit

    I gladly will abide by both great american's wishes.

    Consider it done and I may act like a Democrat and vote 10 times.

    My bad, I am a bigot now according to you libtards....

    Actually I am a "sell out, Uncle Tom or an Oreo" as I have the audacity to be a Black Conservative.

    See you in November.

    September 13, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  5. Papasan in AZ

    Stay stupid America, the GOP & Fox News loves you that way.

    P.S. I'd like to know where all this fiscally conservative Americans were when Bush/Cheney spent the USA into a full blown depression?

    September 13, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  6. Ken

    It's sad that these people can't be remembered for who they loved or what they support, but would rather have people's last thoughts of them be thoughts of whom to hate.

    September 13, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  7. Annie, Atlanta

    This is just sad, and rather offensive as a Georgian. Who caused the mess we're in right now? Republican policies over the last 30 years (remember trickle down economics?) were an abject failure, and the GOP is still insisting on tax breaks for the rich. Sure, let's take from the poor (forget about the middle class, they were destroyed in the process), and give to the rich, until we have nothing left?

    Obama came into office at a time when we were bleeding over 700,000 jobs per month. He's slowly turning it around, even though the GOP has tried to stop him in every way possible so they can win elections. God, it's frustrating what short memories we have and how we have become so pathetically ignorant, voting against our own best interests in the name of party, without a lick of common sense. It's just sad.

    September 13, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  8. Challenging Ignorance

    This gives idea for movie, with title..

    "The Confederacy rises again!" aka "Zombie Biggots".

    September 13, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  9. Jay

    Must have been a stupid redneck.

    Glad you're dead idiot.

    September 13, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  10. Susan

    I didn't vote for Obama or McCain (I wrote in my candidate), but this made me chuckle. The job was bigger than I think Obama realized, although I'm secretly rooting for the man and I don't think McCain would have done better.

    September 13, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  11. The Real Nate

    That's just stupid.

    September 13, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  12. save america, vote out republicans

    As the right wing nuts meet their maker, they can always make a case for hate and bigotry as a way to get into heaven.

    September 13, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  13. ETM

    Hateful right to the grave. In lieu of flowers, send Obama a contribution for 2012 so he can continue to rescue the country from stupid rednecks.

    September 13, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  14. g

    the man thought he could take his money with him, when he could not like a good republican blame obama

    September 13, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  15. The Real Nate

    It is only in politics where you can be asked to be rewarded for doing nothing. Republican ought to be fired for lacking off and contributing nothing substantial. That's my opinion.

    September 13, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  16. lib4ever

    Ignorance and death go hand in hand....

    September 13, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  17. abiola

    thats hate to the highest level. to your death bed, i guess he will die in vain if those are his last wishes

    September 13, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  18. Fair is Fair

    This is a riot!

    September 13, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  19. Shirley in California

    This is an all time LOW. Can you imagine going to meet your maker with this much hatred? This country just can't move past the fact our president is a half black man. God made us ALL in his image. The way he wanted. I am so glad there are still many decent people out there who really want this country to move forward. For that, I say thank you.

    September 13, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  20. Glenn Koons

    This is just great. Ga. and America should listen to this obit and legacy for this Ga. man. Blessings on him. Obamanomics is plain wrong and defeatist for American free enterprise, job creation, and liberty.

    September 13, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  21. save america, vote out republicans

    I continue to be amazed at how uninformed the right wingnuts are who watch Fox and listen to the lying party of big business who hate the middle class. I think most grade school fifth graders have more knowledge of the constitution than the baggers do.

    September 13, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  22. Michele from CO

    WOW.....petty in America.......amazing at the disrespect people have these days!!!!

    September 13, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  23. Duck Fallas

    The upside is, these bitter old republicans are dying and going to hell where they belong.

    September 13, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  24. Lynn

    This is so old it's stale. I've seen it going round the e-mails for months, and if it's true what a horrible way to pay tribute to a deceased loved one. Hatred and disrespect for the President.

    September 13, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  25. jean

    The family made the decision, not Mr. Unsworth. Wishing ill on anyone in an obituary is in poor taste. Mr. Unsworth best wishes.

    September 13, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
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