February 1, 2008,
Tom Jernigan, who founded Winston Furniture and several other businesses, died Jan. 4 in Birmingham, Ala., after a yearlong fight with leukemia. He was 84.
Over the years, Jernigan created endowments at Birmingham-Southern College, Samford University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama, as well as funding medical research and college and nursing scholarships.
The HammockSource's National Sales Manager Bert Singleton, 44, died on Dec. 20, 2007, after a battle with cancer.
Singleton had served as national sales manager of the Greenville, N.C.-based hammock manufacturer since February 1998, after four years as a regional sales manager. He joined The HammockSource as an industrial engineer in February 1987 after earning his engineering degree at N.C. State University.
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