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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.

Laura Moore

Laura Moore

Managing Funeral Director

Laura Moore is a native and longtime resident of Bulloch County. She is the daughter of the late Louis Olliff Moore and Terri Thomason Moore and the granddaughter of the late Paul L. Moore and Betty June Olliff Moore and Lola “Tommie” Thomason. She is a graduate of Statesboro High School and attended Georgia Southern University. Laura began her career in the funeral industry in 1997 with Hodges-Turner Funeral Home and graduated from Ogeechee Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science in 2002. Upon graduation, Laura became the manager of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home and worked in that capacity until 2013. She has worked part time at Deals over the last several years and returned to the funeral business full time in 2021.

Laura is the co-owner of Paws 'n Reflect Pet Cremation in Statesboro. She and her business partner, Bob Cook have been involved in the funeral and pet services for many years. As longtime pet owners, they know pets are valued and cherished members of the family. At Paws 'n Reflect your pet will always be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve when they cross over the Rainbow Bridge. 

Laura is a member of Statesboro First United Methodist Church, the Statesboro Kiwanis Club and was selected in 2010 as one of Statesboro’s 20 under 40 recipients.


Jennifer Pitts Key

Jennifer Pitts Key

Office Manager

Jennifer is a native of Screven County and a longtime resident of Bulloch County. She attended Armstrong State College where she studied marketing. Jennifer has an extensive background in sales management and fundraising .She worked many years with the Statesboro Bulloch Chamber of Commerce. She and her husband, Dennis live in Statesboro and have three children, Lainey, Anna Claire and Aiden, who passed away on December 31, 2020.
Jennifer began working with us in December of 2022 as the Office Manager.

Mark Yocco

Mark Yocco

Family Service Advisor/Funeral Attendant

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 three grandchildren.




Cierra Clark

Cierra Clark

Funeral Assistant/Apprentice

Cierra joined Deal Funeral Directors in December of 2021. She is currently enrolled in the Funeral Service Education program at Ogeechee Technical College. She will complete her studies in May 2023.

She is a Bulloch County native and graduated from Southeast Bulloch High School in 2014. She then attended Georgia Southern University and received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Sociology. Cierra and her husband, Seth, live in Statesboro. They have a son named , Scout, he was born January of 2023.


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. 


Neal Lee

Neal Lee

Funeral Assistant

Neal Lee is a native and longtime resident of Bulloch County.  He is the son of the late Bill and Jean Lee. Neal is a retired Battalion Chief of 36 year with the Statesboro Fire Department. He has been married 16 years to Lynn Lee and they have 4 children. Neal is a member of First Baptist Church.


Lee Chambers

Lee Chambers

Funeral Assistant

Lee Chambers was born in Western Tennessee in 1950. After graduating from Humboldt High School in Humboldt Tennessee, he attended The University of Mississippi, earning a degree in Education. In 1973, Lee was ordained to the Gospel Ministry, and for 49 years has served as pastor in churches in Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. For the past two years, He has served as pastor of the Brooklet Primitive Baptist Church.

Lee is married to Linda Waddell Chambers, his wife of 52 years, and enjoy living in Brooklet GA. His children and grandchildren also live in the Statesboro community. Their son Chris is on the staff of the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. Their daughter, Sarah Anne, is married to Elder Buck Grantham, the pastor of the Middleground Primitive Baptist Church. Buck and Sarah have two children-Emily Sue and David.

While having varied interests, major enjoyments are spending time with family, interaction with people, baseball, and music.


Bob Cook

Bob Cook

Funeral Attendant

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.

Bob is the co-owner of Paws 'n Reflect Pet Cremation in Statesboro. He and his business partner, Laura Moore have been involved in the funeral and pet services for many years. As longtime pet owners, they know pets are valued and cherished members of the family. At Paws 'n Reflect your pet will always be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve when they cross over the Rainbow Bridge. 


Oakley

Oakley

Therapy Dog

Oakley is a goldendoodle and joins us as a therapy dog. We look forward to him walking with our families as they endure the difficulties of loss. 



In Loving Memory of Leo D. Hotchkiss

In Loving Memory of Leo D. Hotchkiss

Funeral Assistant

July 11, 1934 ~ October 29, 2021

Leo was a native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County and served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956. Leo worked for Derst Baking Company for twenty-seven years and was employed with the Bulloch County Health Department for twelve years. After retiring from the Health Department Leo worked at Ellis Travel Trailers and as a funeral attendant with Hodges-Moore Funeral Home and later with Deal Funeral Directors. Leo was a longtime member of the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.



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