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Fellers Furniture Co. closes after 74 years in business
Will become new home for Habitat for Humanity
Beverly and Johnny Fellers sit on the very last loveseat for sale at Fellers Furniture Co. on March 30, the day before they closed the store’s doors for the last time. The company started 74 years ago on Broad Street when Johnny’s father, John, and his partner, Dee Summer, moved from Newberry to open a furniture store on Broad Street. Seven years later, the elder Fellers bought out Summer and built Fellers Furniture on East DeKalb Street where it has operated until March 31. (Martin L. Cahn/C-I)
Back in 1948, John Fellers and Dee Summer of Newberry teamed up, moved their families to Camden, and opened a furniture in the spot on Broad Street that Blake & Ford later called home. Six years later, in 1954, Fellers bought out Summers and built Fellers Furniture Co. at the corner of East DeKalb and Roberts streets.