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PROFESSIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND SUPPORT

Our funeral directors are committed to service excellence. Our professional, experienced team will provide compassionate care to you and your family during a difficult time in your lives.

At Deal Funeral Directors, we explain the funeral planning process clearly and simply. We provide the highest level of personal service and believe funeral and memorial services should reflect the lives of those being honored. We are respectful of and sensitive to religious, societal and family preferences. In addition, our funeral directors are active members in the Statesboro community and have more than 100 years of combined service experience.

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Curt Deal

Curt Deal

Funeral Director & Owner

Curt graduated from Statesboro High School in 1990 and earned a mortuary science degree from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1994. Curt became a licensed funeral director in 1995. He began his career in 1992 at Hodges-Turner Funeral Home and has dedicated 26 years to funeral service. Curt and his family are proud to be able to bring local ownership back after 25 years of corporate ownership.

Curt is a member of First Baptist Church Statesboro where he serves as a deacon and is a member of the media ministry team. Curt also has served on the finance committee and ministerial search committee. He is currently serving as a Bulloch County Commissioner and serves on the board for the United Way of Southeast Georgia.

Curt has been married to Jenni Groover Deal for 25 years. They have 3 children: Hannah, Harrison and Halli Deal.




 


Darlene Harville

Darlene Harville

Funeral Director

Darlene is a native of Bulloch County and graduated from Southeast Bulloch High School in 1981. She has been in the funeral business since 1998 and received her Associate of Applied Science degree in funeral service education, cum laude from Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama.

Darlene and her husband have 3 adult children and 2 dogs and reside in Brooklet. 


John Allen Smith

John Allen Smith

Apprentice/Funeral Assistant

John has lived in Statesboro for over 20 years. He is an active member and Deacon of the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. John is retired from the Statesboro Police Department after 37 years of public service. He has been a part of funeral service for 40 years serving at V.H. Hooks in Metter, GA then Jake A. Futch Funeral Home and Hodges-Moore Funeral Home in Statesboro, GA continuing on with Deal Funeral Directors.  John has one daughter, Caitlin. 


Mark Yocco

Mark Yocco

Family Service Advisor

Mark Yocco has lived in Statesboro for almost 30 years. He is an active member at St. Matthews Catholic Church. He has worked in funeral service for 18 years helping people make funeral pre-arrangements and caring for families after they have experienced the loss of a loved one. He has three children and two grandchildren.


Bob Cook

Bob Cook

Family Service Advisor

Bob is proud to join Deal Funeral Directors serving as a funeral pre-arrangement and aftercare specialist helping families at a time of losing a loved one. Bob lives in Statesboro with his wife Emily and daughter Anna Kate. He is an active member of First Baptist Church and enjoys serving on the media and hospitality teams. Bob has spent the last twenty years helping educators through providing employee benefits in school systems and now looks forward to this new opportunity.


Larry Bird

Larry Bird

Funeral Assistant

A retired pastor after 40 years with the United Methodist Church, was raised in Statesboro. He lived here until he went off to college and seminary, where he obtained an A.A. degree, B.S. degree, and a M. Div. from Emory University. Married to Sunshine, they have two daughters and seven grandchildren. Larry enjoys traveling, genealogy, and working to maintain a manicured yard. Larry enjoys helping out at the funeral home and considers it a ministry. 


Leo Hotchkiss

Leo Hotchkiss

Funeral Assistant

Leo is a native of Bulloch County and has served in the funeral service for over 20 years. He is a member of the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. Leo has been married to Carolyn Hotchkiss for 6o years and they have 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 1 great grand child. 


David Pierson

David Pierson

Funeral Assistant

David Pierson is a Statesboro native and is currently enrolled at Georgia Southern University in Computer Science.  Working in the funeral business has allowed David to meet and comfort many grieving families, and he's very grateful for the opportunity to reach out to people in the community in some of the hardest times they will encounter.


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