By Amie Knowles Special at Register & Bee
After 46 years, Sherwood House Furniture is closing its doors.
What started as a business venture for the late Charles Perry, former manager of Rhodes Furniture of Atlanta, Georgia, has grown into a family business in Danville.
The founder’s son, George Perry, took Sherwood over from his father and owned the business until a short battle with cancer cost him his life earlier this year.
It was then that the company decided to close. George’s widow Marti Perry called consultant liquidator Gary Bryant to help him sell the remaining furniture. Bryant is the owner of GB Promotions Inc., a furniture consulting company serving the Southeastern region of the United States. Based in North Carolina, Bryant specializes in business termination, retirement and relocation sales.
For the past few weeks, Bryant has focused on the Danville furniture store, where a large yellow business closure sign occupies the windows.
“In this case it’s a sad case because there were no money issues, business was going well and George just passed away,” said Bryant. “It’s truly sad.”
After mourning the owner’s death in July for several months, store officials recently announced it was shutting down after nearly four decades.