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Iconic Downtown Henderson Business Alles Brothers Furniture to Close by October

Iconic Downtown Henderson Business Alles Brothers Furniture to Close by October

Bill Stephens

July 25th, 2018


Owensboro, KY – The executor of the estate of Herman Alles announces the closing of Alles Brothers Furniture, an iconic downtown business in Henderson, KY, which has served the region for more than 119 years.
The residual of the estate of Herman Alles was left to Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Henderson after Herman passed away in June of this year. Bishop William F. Medley was named executor of the estate, which includes the store and all of its inventory, Mr. Alles’ home and furnishings, and a few thousand acres of farm land.
“There are several factors that have led to this difficult decision but we are so very grateful for the Alles family and the many years of dedication and service to the Henderson community,” said Bishop Medley. “If Mr. Alles were still here today he would say ‘thank you’ to all of his loyal customers and employees through the years.”
“Many words can be used to describe the generosity of the Alles family,” continued Bishop Medley, “but perhaps none are more fitting than these words from St. Francis of Assisi, ‘Remember when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received only what you have given: A heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.’”
Alles Brothers Furniture was opened in 1899 by Jacob Alles, Herman’s father. Herman worked at the store until he enlisted in the Army during WWII. In 1945, Herman returned to Henderson to run the very successful business.
The liquidation of the business will begin on August 1st when special orders will no longer be taken and the last day of business will be October 1, 2018. Kurtz Auction and Realty of Owensboro, Kentucky will handle the sale of any inventory and property after October 1st.
Any questions can be directed to the communications office of the Diocese of Owensboro by calling 270-683-1545.

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