September 13th, 2010
03:00 PM ET
4 years ago

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. Bill

    The man really couldn't think of anything else to commemorate his life besides hate? That's sad.

    September 13, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  2. dmac

    stupid people.

    September 13, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  3. key

    why so much hate even in death how sad

    September 13, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  4. Tony

    "taking issue with the stimulus bill and high unemployment rate"

    Guess there are some people you can't please no matter what you do.

    September 13, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  5. Charlie in Maine

    Nothing wrong at all here. I would have said the same thing about George W Bush. Freedom of speech is not limited to the living. I support the form of this guy's. He is wrong of course but what does he care he is no longer with us.

    September 13, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  6. john

    That is so sick and disgusting.

    September 13, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  7. S.positive

    the SOONER you all haters understand that OBAMA is the POTUS because GOD allowed it to happened, the better for you. And I cannot see why he will not be POTUS for 8 GOOD Years.

    Its 2 years now and you are not dreaming so get the HECK used to it
    for crying out loud

    Soar losers Soar losers Soar losers Soar losers Soar losers !!!!!

    September 13, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  8. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Even a bigot in death. I'm sure Don was a registered repulican.

    September 13, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  9. Lori in St Pete

    Don Unsworth. Okay, that's copied and pasted into my address book. Come the 2012 election season, I'm going to send a big fat donation to President Obama's reelection campaign in Mr. Don Unsworth's name!

    September 13, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  10. jae

    my condolences to your family for his passing. not to be very insensitive, but being that he was from georgia, I think its fair to ask, did he know that Bushy approved all of the stimulus, he actually signed for AIG Golman Sachs, BoA, Wells Fargo, Citi. President Obama just signed off on what Bushy termed, "too big to fail" with GM. did he know that? do you as being alive know that, or I wont even ask, because with racism dead, i know it couldnt be because President Obama is black.

    September 13, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  11. Loser

    Glad he is dead.

    September 13, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  12. Jason

    It's just really sad, that certain people in the general public, have lost sight of what good taste is.

    September 13, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  13. Charles

    This family doesn't know the difference between important things, like life and death, an unimportant things, like a person's political views post mortum. The dead only know one thing; it is better to be alive.

    September 13, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  14. Laverne

    Well he won't have to worry about it anymore, too bad his heart was probably filled with anger. Hope he got himself right with his maker before dying. I hope Christians understand you can't make it to heaven hating Obama. PRAY FOR YOUR LEADERS!

    September 13, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  15. Terri

    I'm sure that the world is a much better place without Mr. Unsworth in it.
    Good riddance dude!

    September 13, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  16. Big dude

    Leave it to a redneck southern cracker to do this...No wonder y'all have a reputation for being rude and ignorant...cuz yu iz!!!

    September 13, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  17. S.positive

    All you haters, havent you heard that LOVE always win over hate. If you want to lose, start hating and you'll lose.

    Check out history and tell me one hater that ever succeeded.

    September 13, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  18. nunya

    way to show respect for your president.......that's petty and not very smart....ok – if you want "anyone" other than him you better be careful what you wish for! Also, why don't you say why...he didn't create this economy he inherited it and the stimulus – well let's just say that wasn't something he wanted to do it was something his advisers suggested to help the economy.....but some people and big business just won't cut loose with the money or quit paying extreme salaries to the richest of the rich! like they say the rich get richer and the poor get poorer and the middle class doesn't exist any more thanks in part to people with their heads in the sand like you!

    September 13, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  19. Leslie

    This article proves that people can be hateful even after they are dead!
    How can you be against the stimulus and yet concerned about high unemployment. I guess you can be stupid into infinity also.

    September 13, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  20. tdh

    So why didn't the deceased, care about what Bush, left this country? Why don't you feel what the GOP are trying to do too this country, is fair? Why don't you people go grow a brain cell?

    September 13, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  21. cancer reseacher not laughing

    The now-deceased was unfortunately quite ignorant about the irony of his last wishes. Cancer research funding was dramatically reduced under the Bush administration (reaching at times to less than 10% of projects funded), in favor of out of control biodefense spending. Only under the Obama has the amount allocated to cancer research been restored.

    September 13, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  22. janet madden

    President Bush had the first Stimuls package and high unempolyment began while he was still in office. Then everything crashed. Some people are so blinded by the facts. GET REAL!!!!!!

    September 13, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  23. Sue

    There are a lot of whacked people in this country. Anyone who would put something like that in an obit notice does not have all their faculties, nor do they have much class.

    September 13, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  24. me

    Discussting, that all I can say on that topic. Disrespectfull as well. Even in death, you show how disrespectfull one can be. When heavens doors open, it will not be letting this person in. Shame on you and whomever is involved with this disrespectfull act of not human kindness.

    September 13, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  25. Honestly!

    People have NO dignity anymore. "Honoring" someone dead with something so foolish. I'm sure everyone just sort of bypasses the need for the REAL donation to the ACS. When are people going to be unwilling to let everyone know just exactly how ignorant they are?

    September 13, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
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