Fellers Furniture celebrates half-century mark The year was 1946, and John Fellers had just returned home to Newberry, after serving his country in World War II. Fellers, newly married and with two years to go on a degree from Clemson, had some decisions to make. “I didn’t want to go back to school, at that point,” said Fellers. Two years later, he and a fellow Newberry native, G.L. Summer, were presented the opportunity to go into business -- the furniture business.