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Memorial events held to remember Midway murder victim

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LIBERTY CO., GA (WTOC) -

Family and friends of Ernie Walthour held two events to honor his memory. 

Walthour, a popular basketball coach and mentor, was murdered a year ago in Liberty County. 
 
To honor his legacy, Walthour's cousin, James Barret, organized the Slam Fest Car and Bike Show. Vendors traveled from as far as Atlanta and Jacksonville to participate in the event.  

"Everybody remembers that he passed away on July 1st, and this whole week has been hectic for everybody. Today is just a hard day for the entire family and the community because he did so much for so many people," said James Barret, slam fest organizer. 

Nearby at Joseph Miller Park, more of Ernie Walthour's family gathered to remember their loved one and to honor the event that he held in Midway for so many years.

"It's been a year since he was murdered and we're just honoring him the way that he always did. This time for the last 20 years, he has done Summer Slam, the biggest event in Georgia and he started it right here at this park, so we wanted to do a memorial right here at this park," said Theresa Walthour.

No one has been charged with the murder of Ernie Walthour, and the investigation is still ongoing.

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