Marietta businessman struck and killed in Kennesaw; no charges planned

A Marietta surveyor and business owner was struck and killed by a driver Tuesday morning.

Robert Frank Meaders, 71, was doing surveying work on New Salem Road just north of Kirk Lane in Kennesaw about 8:55 a.m. when a blue 2011 Toyota SUV hit him, according to Cobb County police.

Meaders owns the Whitlock Avenue surveying company R.F.M. Consulting.

Meaders, who went by his middle name, was rushed to WellStar Kennestone Hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police said they do not plan to to charge the driver.

Meaders’ former wife Ansley Meaders served two terms as Marietta’s mayor. Her bid to become the longest serving mayor in the city’s history ended with her re-election defeat in 2001.

She was cooking supper at her Marietta house about 7 p.m. on May 4, 2005, when she suffered a heart attack. She, too, was rushed to Kennestone and died there. She was 59.

A story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on her death read: “She went to Marietta High School, then attended the University of Georgia for a while. She returned home to earn a different type of degree, which she playfully called a "PHT" — putting her husband through college.”

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