Herman J. Berry

Berry HJ
H.J. Berry was in the furniture and funeral business.

Berry & Toombs Furniture Store was built by Joseph Furtney in 1911 (on the site of a 1905 fire.)  Herman J. Berry (1876-1960) and his father Levi Berry bought John Aune’s furniture store (and funeral parlor) in 1906.  They became L.H. Berry and Son.  His father retired in 1910.  Herman became a partner with his wife’s brother-in-law W.S. Toombs (1871-1924), with the unusual name for a funeral parlor:  “Berry & Toombs.”  Toombs died in 1924.  From 1936 to 1946 Berry operated the funeral business on his own.  In 1946, he sold to Ole Hoplin (1889-1974) of Lowry, and the business name changed to “Hoplin Funeral Home.”

Berry stone

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