Cruise, Kathleen Beverly

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Kathleen Beverly Cruise, 94, of Marietta, GA, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020, at A.G. Rhodes Health and Rehab Center in Marietta, GA. Mrs. Cruise was born on September 10, 1926, in Tarpon, VA, and was the daughter of the late Fred Alfred and Sarah Victoria Rakes Beverly.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Glenn Cruise, one daughter, Karen Cruise Newcomb, and one son, David Alan Cruise.

Mrs. Cruise was a graduate of Haysi High School and attended Berea College, after which she taught school briefly. Following marriage she made a home in Giles County, VA where she raised her family of five children and lived until 2012. She was a member of Pearisburg Baptist Church since 1951, serving as a Sunday School and Bible School teacher and was active in women’s circles. Throughout her life she sewed and crocheted, raised vegetable gardens, canned food, and was a wonderful cook. She loved to read books and was an inveterate solver of crossword puzzles.

Mrs. Cruise is survived by two daughters, Beverly Cruise Hueter of Smyrna, GA; Sara Cruise Grochowski and her husband, Ted, of Roanoke, VA; one son, Robert Glenn Cruise of Pensacola, FL; one sister, Nadine Farmer of Abingdon, VA; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg on November 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm. If you wish, memorial donations may be made to A.G. Rhodes Foundation ( or the charity of your choice. Online condolences can be sent to the family at