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Furniture Retailer Dies in Plane Crash, Daughter, 7, Lone Survivor

Marty Gutzler, owner of Nashville, Ill.-based Gutzler’s Furniture, died in a plane crash Friday evening in Kentucky.

Founder of Morris Home Furnishings Dies

Bert Lieberman, the founder of the Morris Furniture Mart in Dayton, Ohio, has died. He was 88.

Furniture Rep John Sparger Jr. Dies

Longtime independent furniture sales representative John Whitfield Sparger Jr., 63, died last Thursday at Missions Hospital in Asheville, N.C.

Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta who partnered with Century Furniture in 2002 for his foray into furniture has died. He was 82.

Norman Coley, 52, Dies

Norman Coley, president of upholstery producer Lee Inds., died unexpectedly Saturday. He was 52.

Darrell Harris, 71, Dies

A. Darrell Harris, founder and CEO of Furnitureland South in Jamestown, N.C., has died. He was 71.

Bernie Madden, 80, Dies

William Bernard "Bernie" Madden, the former owner of Madden-McFarland Interiors in Kansas City, has died. He was 80.

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