Mrs. Kathleen Rice Cruse

Mrs. Kathleen Rice Cruse, 66, of Ellijay, died Monday, July 30, 2018.

She was born Feb. 17, 1952, in Gilmer County, to the late Lloyd and Lucille Wright Rice. She was a homemaker and member of the Liberty Baptist Church. 

She is preceded in death by sister, Joan Davenport.

She is survived by husband, Ronald Cruse; daughters and sons-in-law, Penny and Benny Rogers, Dawn and Ryan D. Woody, all of Ellijay; sisters, Brenda Newton, Barbara Long, Linda Weaver and Vivian Callihan, all of Ellijay; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. David Nicholson and the Rev. Emuel Sanford officiating.

Music was by the Rev. David and Tammy Nicholson. 

Pallbearers were John Henderson, Daniel Henderson, Aaron Henderson, Logan Lord, Thomas Woody, Tyler Woody, Taylor Woody, Ryan D. Woody and Benny Rogers. 

Interment was in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

Condolences can be made at

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1076
Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
Fax: 706-635-7006