Carville G. Akehurst, whose family has been in the plant business since his grandfather started selling flowers in Fullerton in 1876, died Friday at Franklin Square Hospital Center after a heart attack. He was 84.
Services for Mr. Akehurst were being held today at Camp Chapel United Methodist Church, 5000 E. Joppa Road.
Mr. Akehurst retired in 1976, when the business was celebrating its 100th anniversary and selling 1 million roses a year.
He was a lifelong member of Camp Chapel United Methodist Church.
In 1929, he married Doris Milling, who died in 1974.
Mr. Akehurst is survived by three sons, William E. Akehurst of Perry Hall, Lauren D. Akehurst of Bel Air and Carville M. Akehurst of Perry Hall. He also is survived by a daughter, Doris A. Tarleton of Perry Hall, and 11 grandchildren.