October 21, 2018

Authorities investigating fatal house fire

(Franklin, GA) — Officials with the Heard County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed the death of an elderly local woman following a Friday afternoon house fire.

According to a report by Sgt. Dan Boswell of the HCSO, the body of a 75-year-old woman, Mrs. Virginia Sapp, was discovered by fire crews inside a home at 821 Craven Road in northwestern Heard County.

The fire was initially reported by neighbors and crews responded to the scene just before 2:00 PM Friday.

The structure was a total loss and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Stay tuned to HeardCitizen.com for further details on the cause of the fire and funeral arrangements as they become available.


  1. Rev. BettyJean Bowers says:

    Praying for family.

    • Jennifer Tillson says:

      We are trying to find out more information related to Virginia Sapp. Prior to marrying Donald, she was a nanny. She initially lived in Florida, but moved to Georgia with the family many years ago. She cared for my nieces. We learned today of her passing but have been unable to learn any specifics. If you have contact information I can pass on to my sister-n-law (in the Philippines) or my niece (in Atlanta), pls email me the information. Email address is jen.tillson@att.net

  2. Ramon Espejo says:

    any information on the funeral arrangements

  3. Please do update, I’m her grandchild. All her family members are here in the Philippines and we don’t know what’s happening about the investigation.

  4. Pastor Shane says:

    I am the Pastor at Mrs. Virginia’s Church. You can contact me via email and we will get in touch through there. My prayers are and have been with each member of her family… She will be greatly missed.

    Pastor Shane @ shanedfg@yahoo.com

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