The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

January 15, 2013

Betty Cruise

Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — Betty L. Cruise, 73, of Greenville died in Hunt Memorial Hospital on Jan. 11, 2013.  Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today in Life Tabernacle Church of Cunningham. Burial will follow in Restland Cemetery.  

Wood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Deport is in charge of arrangements.

Serving as pallbearers are Keith Barnett. Rex Canida, Frank Clayton, Jimmy Henderson, Ronnie Sharp and Joshua Castillo.   

She was born in Detroit, Texas, on May 5, 1939, the daughter of Harley and Doris Wood Kenemore. She married James M. Cruise on May 8, 1954; he preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 2004.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Alberta Cruise in 2004; an infant daughter, Kimberly Annettee Cruise in 1952; her parents; and a brother, Harley Don Kenemore.

Survivors include her son, James Cruise of Greenville; her grandchildren, Holly Cruise, Bradly Cruise, Kimberly Cruise, and Baily Cruise, all of Greenville; great-grandchildren Mercedes and Jayden Jock; sisters Dianne King and Mary K. Watson, both of Memphis, Texas, and Janice Moss of Washburn, Wanda Canida of Amarillo and Pat Crump of Odessa; and one brother, Gail Kenemore  of Hobbs, N.M.

Memorials may be made to the Betty Cruise Memorial Fund at any First Convenience Bank beginning Jan. 15.

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