Della Atwood Cruse

February 23, 1928February 15, 2018

Mrs. Della Haygood Atwood Cruse, age 89, of Marietta, passed away peacefully February 15, 2018. She was the proud owner of Atwood’s beauty shop for over 50 years. She was active in the community; starting the Ladies Monthly Birthday Club, member of the Cartersville Order of Eastern Star #329 and East Cobb United Methodist Church. Mrs. Cruse was involved in her community with Girl Scouts, PTA, charitable organizations for children, and offering donations and free haircuts to anyone in need. She was preceded in death by her two husbands; Samuel H. Atwood, G W Cruse and a daughter, Janet Della Atwood Bishop. Survived by her daughters, Joan Atwood Kennett, Frances Atwood Hebb; brother, James Haygood; sisters, Flora Thomas, Slyvia Wood; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Tuesday Feb. 20 at 12 PM at Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Brad Parkhurst officiating. The family will receive friends between the hours of 11 AM until 12 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Those who desire may make contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia, 41 Perimeter Ctr E, Atlanta, GA 30346 or at


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Nicole C

March 1, 2018

I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God’s promise of a resurrection where we will be reunited with our loved ones who have passed away and will never be separated by death again - John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:3,4

Dianna Battle

February 22, 2018

She is resting now no more pain getting reacquainted with family and friends up there with her Heavenly Father you all keep your heads towards the sky because this is where your help will come from

Lisa Boushy

February 21, 2018

Thinking of your family and friends as your remember and celebrate the life of your mom. sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend. She must surely be smiling down on her beautiful family. May she enjoy everlasting peace in Heaven and may your all find comfort in knowing that she is in God's loving arms now.

Mike Haygood

February 19, 2018

Some of my best memories growing up were with Aunt Della. She was a special person and I know God has a special place for her.
Much Love, Mike Haygood

Robert Chastain

February 18, 2018

Sincere condolences to Joan, Fran and your loved ones on the loss of Della. Della worked hard to make sure her girls were well educated and well cared for, and she was the kind of person everyone admired and respected. She also had an inimitable style, both in her beauty shop and everywhere else. God bless you, Della. We look forward to seeing you again in Heaven someday.

Candy Graham Jansen

February 18, 2018

Heart felt condolences to you and your family.

February 16, 2018

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11