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Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

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.



Jake Futch

Jake Futch

General Manager

Jake is a lifelong resident of Bulloch County. He was born with a passion to serve others, and has been serving families for over 30 years. He began his career in the funeral industry in 1982 while attending Statesboro High School. After graduating from Gupton Jones College of Mortuary in 1989, and working in Decatur, Georgia for a local funeral home, Jake moved back home to Statesboro. He was elected Bulloch Count Coroner in 1999, a position he still holds today. Jake also graduated from Savannah River Police Academy in 1986 and is POST certified. He is a member and past-president of the Georgia Coroners Association. Jake is also an ordained minister, and through his dedication and loyalty, he has built a career on trust. Jake is a family man with a devotion to the Lord. 


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.


Jodie Hendrix

Jodie Hendrix

Funeral Assistant

Jodie joins Deal Funeral Directors serving as a funeral assistant. Jodie is a native of Bulloch County and is married to Greg Hendrix. They have four children - Daniel, JoBeth, Mattie Wynn, and Cohen. They are members of Statesboro First United Methodist Church. 


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




Freddie Fullard

Freddie Fullard

Funeral Assistant




Jamey Patrick

Jamey Patrick

Jamey Rogers Patrick is proud to join Deal Funeral Directors as a Funeral Assistant. She is a native of Bulloch County and a graduate of Statesboro High School and Georgia Southern University. Jamey lives in Statesboro with her husband, John and their 17 year old twins. They also have 3 adult sons and 4 granddaughters. Jamey currently serves as the chair of the Bulloch County Drug Free Communities Committee. She is an active member of Trinity Baptist Church and the Brooklet Kiwanis Club.  Jamey is also active in the Southeast Bulloch High School Band and Chorus Boosters.  She enjoys helping families in their time of need and considers this a ministry and not just a job. 


Betty Young

Betty Young

Office Administrator

Betty Young is excited to become the newest staff member at Deal Funeral Directors. Betty graduated from Johnson County High School and Liberty University. She has previously served as Director of Financial Aid at Oconee Fall Line Technical College where she assisted students of Laurens, Washington, Jefferson, Hancock and Telfair counties for more than 20 years.  Upon retiring in 2018, Betty and her husband, Darell, moved to Bulloch County where he opened a barbershop and where she could devote more time to her children and grandchildren. Betty loves people and looks forward to serving the residents of Bulloch and surrounding counties.


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