In 1917, Harry Hope and wife Lenna moved to Gallatin and acquired an interest in the L.T. Killam & Co. Undertaking business and changed the name to the Gallatin Undertaking Company (G.U.C.). The Hope Funeral Home was born.
At first it was a two-fold business with half being a furniture store and the other half being an undertaking business.
In 1918, the business announced they would liquidate