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Funeral arrangements announced for slain firefighter

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Wesley Franklin (Source: Facebook) Wesley Franklin (Source: Facebook)


Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for Isle of Hope and Thunderbolt Firefighter Wesley Franklin.

Police said Franklin was murdered early Monday morning when he tried to stop an armed robbery outside Deb's Lounge on Norwood Avenue just off of Skidaway Road.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fox and Weeks funeral home at 7200 Hodgson Memorial Dr. in Savannah.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Isle of Hope Methodist Church at 412 Parkersburg Rd.  

Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery after the funeral. A Fire Truck processional will take place from the Isle of Hope Methodist to the cemetery.

All fire departments that wish to participate can contact Assistant Chief Marcus Wilson of the Isle of Hope Fire Dept. at 912.658.9288 for instructions and coordination efforts.

All fire personal that are going to participate are request to wear an appropriate fire department uniform and be at the Church by 1:00pm on Friday

The chief of the Isle of Hope Fire Dept. has requested that all uniformed personnel proceed to the fellowship hall for participation in the funeral. He also requested that those in uniform take part in an Honor Ally. Instructions will be provided in the Fellowship Hall for this part of the ceremony.

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