M.F. Granderson-Harvell, 71, elder-care provider Mary...

March 03, 2002

M.F. Granderson-Harvell, 71, elder-care provider

Mary Frances Granderson-Harvell, a homemaker and elder-care provider, died Feb. 23 in her sleep at Casey House Hospice in Rockville. She was 71.

The 27-year Odenton resident had worked providing home care to senior citizens for many years before retiring in 1994.

Mary Frances Granderson was born and raised in Petersburg, Va., where she also graduated from high school. Her marriage to Herbert Harvell Sr., a career noncommissioned Army officer, ended in divorce.

Mrs. Granderson-Harvell was fond of Cajun cuisine and enjoyed cooking it for family and friends. She was a member of Fort Meade Chapel.

Services were held yesterday at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Petersburg.

Mrs. Granderson-Harvell is survived by three sons, Herbert Harvell Jr. of Fairfax, Va., George L. Harvell of Baltimore, and Donald W. Harvell of Titusville, Fla.; three brothers, Jack Granderson and Gerald Granderson, both of Petersburg, and William Granderson of Philadelphia; two sisters, Lucille Allen of Petersburg, and Rose Stith of Philadelphia; and two grandchildren.

William D. Class Jr., 62, produce company owner

William Deemer "Pete" Class Jr., owner of several wholesale pro- duce companies, died Tuesday of breast cancer at his Hydes home. He was 62.

Mr. Class' career in the produce business began in 1962 when he went to work with his father, who was a co-owner of Langenfelter, Burton and Class, a Baltimore produce company that later became W.D. Class & Son.

In 1975, the business moved to the new produce market in Jessup. Mr. Class acquired C.D. Beggs in 1984, and J.C. Banana and J.L. Weinstein in 1986.

Mr. Class, who remained active in the businesses and served as president until his death, also owned CFC, a trucking company that delivered produce to purveyors, supermarkets and roadside stands throughout the Middle Atlantic region. Other business interests included CDS, a distribution company that delivered produce to military commissaries, and Intellispec, an Internet produce inspection service.

The businesses is now operated by his sons.

Born and raised in Northwood, he was a 1958 graduate of City College. In 1962, he married Frances Jean Hatton, who survives him.

He was a member of the board of Baltimore Lutheran High School and was a Master Mason. He was a member of Mount Ararat Lodge No. 44 A.F. and A.M., the Scottish Rite and the Boumi Temple.

Mr. Class enjoyed golfing and vacationing at a second home he maintained in Bradenton, Fla.

He was also a member and elder of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kingsville, where services were held Friday.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three sons, William D. Class III of Hunt Valley, Robert C. Class of Phoenix, Baltimore County, and Jonathan C. Class of Hydes; and nine grandchildren.

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