The Downtown Holiday Tour, featuring Old Town homes, lofts and work spaces in Harrisonburg, will be held from 1-5 p.m. Dec. 15.
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Thelma Gibson Cline, 97, of Frederick, Md., and formerly of College Park, Md., passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at the Country Meadows in Frederick.
A daughter of the late Clyde Raymond and Dorothy Royer Gibson, she was born on Feb. 27, 1916, in Rockingham County, Va. She spent her early life near the Elkton and McGaheysville, Va., area and attended the Rocky Bar School. She later moved to Maryland and was a homemaker, where she did volunteer work for the Meals on Wheels and the American Cancer Society.
In August of 1942, she married Marion Ward Cline, who preceded her in death on May 2, 1992. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Melissa Gurley Sasser.
She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Jean Gurley of Goldsboro, N.C., and Kathleen M. Jenkins of Thurmont, Md.; one son, Joseph M. Cline of College Park, Md.; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Leona Rutherford, Helen Hancock and Maxine Meidiniski, and three brothers, Raymond, Arnold and Johnnie Gibson.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Woodbine Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. at Berwyn Baptist Church in College Park, Md.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060, in her memory.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lindseyharrisonburg.com .