Laura Moore

Laura Moore has returned to Deal Funeral Directors as a funeral director.

Laura 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 Paul L. Moore, the late 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 has now decided to return to the funeral business full time.

Most recently Laura worked as director of Southern Manor Companion Care in Statesboro.

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.

Oakley – Therapy Dog in Training


In addition to Laura, they are introducing Oakley the newest member of the Deal Funeral Director Staff.

Oakley is a Goldendoodle and joins the team as a therapy dog in training.

They feel Oakley is a great asset to their team to walk with families as they endure the difficulties of grief and loss.

Oakley would really enjoy having you stop by to welcome him! 

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