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Glenn Cruise, 80, of Pearisburg, Va., passed away on Monday, June 5, 2006 at his home in Pearisburg.

Mr. Cruise was born on June 9, 1925 in Clinchco, Va. and was a son of the late Peter and Hester Moorefield Cruise. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Cruise Newcomb and one son, David Cruise.

Mr. Cruise was a retiree of the Giles County School System, a World War II Navy Veteran, and member of the Pearisburg Baptist Church where he had served as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Clerk.

Mr. Cruise is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kathleen Beverly Cruise of Pearisburg; one son, Robert Cruise and his wife, Jennifer of Springfield; two daughters, Beverly Cruise Hueter and her husband, Bill of Marietta, Ga., Sara Cruise Grochowski and her husband, Ted of Roanoke, Va.; one sister, Eva Cruise of Martinsville; eight grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 8, 2006 at the Pearisburg Baptist Church in Pearisburg at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jamie Hyden officiating with burial following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the Givens Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. If you wish, donations may be made to the Pearisburg Baptist Church. Online funeral condolences can be sent to the family at