SALISBURY, Md. -- Services were held here last week for Frank Perdue, the former chief executive officer of Perdue Farms who became well-known as the star of his company's TV commercials. He was 84, and died after a brief illness, the company said. Perdue grew his family's backyard egg business into one of the world's largest processors of chicken. He was on the leading edge of transforming chicken from a commodity into a branded product category offering diverse options. "I think he made a ...

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