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Atlanta, GA firefighter and Haynesville native laid to rest

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Haynesville, LA native Frank Guinn died a week ago while training for an Ironman race in New Orleans. Haynesville, LA native Frank Guinn died a week ago while training for an Ironman race in New Orleans.
Homecoming in Haynesville: Firefighters accompanied the body of Fred Guinn as it arrived at First Baptist Church in Haynesville on Friday afternoon. Homecoming in Haynesville: Firefighters accompanied the body of Fred Guinn as it arrived at First Baptist Church in Haynesville on Friday afternoon.

ATLANTA, GA (KSLA) - An Atlanta, Georgia firefighter killed while pursuing his passion for cycling will be laid to rest in his ArkLaTex hometown this weekend.

Frank Guinn died a week ago while training for an Ironman race down in New Orleans. He leaves behind a wife and triplet daughters. He also leaves behind a brotherhood of firefighters. Frank's obituary notes that he discovered his passion to be a firefighter when he joined the Haynesville, Louisiana Volunteer Fire Department back in 1997.

"He's just one of those guys, you know, when you meet him, you know, day one you're best friends for life," says fellow Atlanta, GA firefighter Rodney Deese.

Earlier this week, funeral services were held in Atlanta, Georgia. Visitation is set for Friday night at the First Baptist Church in Haynesville from 6 - 9 p.m. Graveside services are to take place at Old Town Cemetery Saturday afternoon at 3.

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