Funeral for ex-basketball star who collapsed will be Thursday

Friday, April 24, 2009 12:24 PM
Last updated Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 3:06 PM
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Funeral details for Eric Marshall were released this morning.

Mr. Marshall, 24, will be buried Thursday following a 1 p.m. funeral service at Whole Life Ministries, 2621 Washington Road, Augusta, said Greenbrier High School basketball coach Casey Heckathorn.

A former basketball star and intended assistant basketball coach at Greenbrier, Mr. Marshall collapsed and died Wednesday while playing basketball at the Warren Road Community Center gym.

Following a Thursday autopsy, Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten said the preliminary cause of death was an enlarged heart.

A viewing for Mr. Marshall will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Thomas Poteet and Sons Funeral Home, 214 Davis Road, Augusta.

Mr. Marshall’s father Patrick said this morning that a burial site for his son has not yet been determined.

Patrick Marshall said a memorial fund in his son’s name has been established to fund a scholarship and to support a non-profit basketball ministry for inner-city youth. Donations can be made to the Eric Marshall Memorial Fund at any area Wachovia bank location, Patrick Marshall said.

Reach Donnie Fetter at (706) 868-1222, ext. 115,


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PeggyRuth382 04/24/09 - 11:26 am
God Bless him and his family.

God Bless him and his family.

rivergirl51 04/24/09 - 02:03 pm
Tanya and the boys, While I

Tanya and the boys, While I was class of 06 at Wofford, Tanya I saw you and Eric always together, always smiling. My God's strength carry you though. Know that many are mourning with you, and our hearts go out to you. Know that your husband was a great man and did great things, that everyone around him liked him and respected him. You have my thoughts, condolences, prayers and Blessings.

Meghan R. Lijewski Wofford, Class of 2006.

UrbanMeyerHater 04/24/09 - 04:14 pm
What a wonderful man. He's a

What a wonderful man. He's a fine example to all kids. God bless his family!

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