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GAINESVILLE: A mother's plea for help finding her son

GAINESVILLE, Ga -- A Gainesville man has been missing for nearly two months and his family is offering a substantial reward to anyone who knows where he is.

On the night of Oct. 1, Tommy Funk, age 47, told his roommate he was going to bed. When his roommate got up the next morning, Funk was gone. His family hasn't seen him or heard from him since.

"It's just like he just disappeared that night," said his mother Marsha Funk. "It's like he went down the hall and just vanished."

Marsha Funk said her son called his father every day like clockwork, but those calls stopped on Oct. 1. Hall County Sheriff Deputies who responded to Funk's home on Oconee Circle in Gainesville found his cell phone and his pickup truck. There was no indication that he planned to leave.

K9 teams conducted three searches in the woods around the home but were unsuccessful in locating any sign of the missing man, according to a press release from the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

Funk's family is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his location.

His mother is afraid that her son's dark side may have played a role in his disappearance. He is a recovering drug addict.

"I hope that's not the case," Marsha Funk said. "If that is the case, I wonder if I'll ever know what happened to him."

She said her son attended an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting the night he was last seen. "When he was straight, he was absolutely the most wonderful person that there is out there, just truly, truly a wonderful person," she said.

Marsha Funk said she just wants to know where her son is, one way or another.

"If somebody knows anything I hope that they have enough faith in God to know that a parent just needs their child home, and if he can't come home, just let us know," she said. "Lead us to him wherever he is, whatever it is, just give us some kind of relief."

Anyone who has contact with Tommy Funk or who has information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Hall County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 770-531-6879.


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