Funeral for ex-basketball star who collapsed will be Thursday

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,

or donnie.fetter@augustachronicle.com.

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