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  • "we were lucky to be friends with carol for over 40 years..."
  • "I join her many Elberton friends in mourning the loss of..."
    - "Ted" Ethridge
  • "Dear Dean and Emily, We enfold you both with love and the..."
    - Tamara Albrecht
  • "So sorry for your loss. I have known Carol since we were..."
    - maureen Nunan
  • "I was saddened to hear of Carol's passing. She will be..."
    - Emily Suhr

Family-Placed Death Notice

BURNS, Carol Carol Kantala Burns' life's journey ended on November 26th at the age of 62 after 6 years of battling breast cancer. She was the daughter of Sara Tatum Kantala, and the late Matthew Walter Kantala, Jr, of Elberton, Georgia, wife of James Dean Burns and mother of Sara Emily Burns of Snellville, Georgia. Survivors also include her brother, Matthew Walter Kantala, III, of Elberton and sister, Carin Kantala McDaniel, of Hiawassee, Ga. She lived in the Atlanta area for over 40 years and was employed by the investment firms of Invesco, Inc. and Montag & Caldwell, heading their equity trading departments. Happily retired, Carol enjoyed her life on their farm, in particular gardening and caring for their animals. A memorial service will be held on December 15th, 3:00 PM at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Decatur, GA. The Burns family has established an endowment for the swimming program at The College of William & Mary where memorials can be made in lieu of flowers. Donations should be made out to the Athletic Educational Foundation of William and Mary, denoting the donation as being for the Burns Family Swimming Endowment. Mailing address: Athletic Educational Foundation of William and Mary, PO Box 1693, Williamsburg, VA 23187. Condolemces may be viewed or sent to www.wagesfuneralhome. com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, "A Family Company" Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 7, 2013
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