Eric Funches plays with his son Eli'Briel. Health issues are forcing Funches to leave his job at Ocean Springs Upper Elementary School.
Eric Funches plays with his son Eli'Briel. Health issues are forcing Funches to leave his job at Ocean Springs Upper Elementary School. JEFF CLARK/SUN HERALD
Eric Funches plays with his son Eli'Briel. Health issues are forcing Funches to leave his job at Ocean Springs Upper Elementary School. JEFF CLARK/SUN HERALD

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