Posts tagged with "Tami Willadsen"

Annexation, cityhood is the top story of 2014

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 30, 2014

Readers voted with their eyes in 2014 and we published the list of most-read stories on Dec. 26. Their list isn’t all that different from ours. In addition to page views, we also considered each story’s overall impact on the community, both in the short and long term. The biggest stories of 2014 are …. […]

No timetable – Fire investigation ongoing

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 7, 2014

It’s been almost a month since two Avondale Estates residents – a mother and a daughter – died in a house fire, and there’s been no official explanation about what caused it. Fire investigators are still working to determine a cause, DeKalb County Fire and Rescue spokesman Capt. Eric Jackson said. Tami Willadsen 43, and […]

Remembering – Dogwood sale benefits school

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 24, 2014

People who knew Tami Willadsen say she loved nature. Her passion led her to become director of philanthropy for the Nature Conservancy. On April 12 Tami Willadsen and her daughter Jess died in a fire at their Avondale Estates home. Her son Jack, 5, was severely burned and her husband Dave was also injured. To honor their […]

Remembering – Little girl looked out for squirrels

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 16, 2014

As Avondale Estates prepares to officially mourn the loss of life in an April 12 fire, one story keeps getting told over and over. Jess Willadsen, 10, loved squirrels. Jess Willadsen and her mom Tami both perished in the April 12 fire. Her brother, Jack, was severely burned and is in stable condition at Grady […]

Memorial planned – Services set for fire victims

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 15, 2014

Services for Tami and Jess Willadsen will be held Thursday, April 17 with a visitation set for Wednesday April 16. According to the obituary released by the city of Avondale Estates, “Services will be held at Avondale Estates First Baptist Church, 47 Covington Road on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11 am. Visitation will be […]

Mourning – Avondale tragedy alters Easter Plans

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 14, 2014

The city of Avondale Estates’ Easter celebrations will be a little less bright this year as residents cope with the loss of two community members. A house fire that broke out on the evening of Saturday, April 12, killed Tami Willadsen, 43, and her daughter Jess Willadsen, 10, and left her son Jack, 5, in critical […]

Sad day – School offers students grief counseling

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 14, 2014

The Museum School community woke Sunday to the news that one of its most-involved parents and her daughter had died in a fire over the weekend. A house fire killed Tami Willadsen, 43, and Jess Willadsen, 10. The father, Dave, sustained  minor injuries while the son, Jack, 5, was in critical condition in the Grady Hospital […]

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