Charles “Pete” Cruse

Charles Esbon “Pete” Cruse, 75, of Olla, passed from this life on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

He was born April 22, 1943 in Olla to the union of his parents, Esbon and Anna Cruse.

Pete loved to fish and sit around the campfire.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church near Olla with Rev. Robert McKeithen officiating.

Interment followed in the Harris Chapel Cemetery near Olla under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

Those left to cherish his memory include his two daughters, Karen Engles and husband Jeremy and Andee Engles and Nick Wheeler; grandchildren, Scotty Cruse and Melissa Morrison, Patrick Scarbrough, Kayden Engles, Ethan “Peanut” Jefferson, Chy Thomas and Carly Thomas; great grandchildren, Christian Cruse, Camron Parris and Savana Morrison; and sister, Wadean Callender and husband Dwight.

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