K. Lemone and Lerena W. Yielding

K Lemone Yielding

March 25, 1931-May 3, 2014

Lerena W. Yielding

Sept. 16, 1943-May 3, 2014

K Lemone and Lee, both of Tuscumbia, suffered fatal injuries as a result of a car accident Saturday afternoon, May 3, 2014.

They are survived by seven children, K Lemone Yielding Jr., Michael L. Yielding, Teresa Y. Rawson, Riley L. Yielding, Elaine L. Blodgett, Laura C. Blodgett, and Katrina Y. Hughes; nine grandchildren, Summer Gallaway, Nash Yielding, K. Lemone Yielding III, Morgan Yielding, Riley Rawson, Michaela Yielding, Eliza Hughes, Asa Hausmann, and Mills Hughes; and five siblings, Dr. Katrina Yielding (KLY), John Hauge (LWY), Anne Besterman (LWY), Samuel Hauge (LWY), and Richard Hauge (LWY).

K Lemone Yielding was born in Auburn, Alabama to Riley L. Yielding and Bertie Dees Yielding. He graduated from Auburn University (B.S.) and the University of Alabama Birmingham (M.D.) and went to the National Institutes of Health (NIH, Clinical and Basic Research Division) in Bethesda, Maryland for ten years. He returned to the University of Alabama Birmingham where he was the head of the department of molecular biology in the medical school. Later, he was the chairman of anatomy at the University of South Alabama Medical School, Mobile, vice-president of research, and the dean of the graduate school at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.

Lerena Wade Yielding was born in Wilmington, Delaware to Erling B. Hauge and Louise Mills Faircloth Hauge. She graduated from the University of Alabama (B.S.), the University of Alabama Birmingham (Ph.D.), and the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston (M.D.).

Upon returning to Alabama in the mid 1990s, K Lemone and Lerena settled in Tuscumbia, Alabama. K Lemone practiced oncology and ER medicine while Lerena opened her own medical practice. In their spare time they preserved wild spaces and nurtured their love of all growing things. They took great joy in their family and were good to the earth and each other.

A private ceremony will be held for the family only, but the family welcomes and encourages people who knew K Lemone and Lerena to share their remembrances on lemoneandleeyieldingmemorial.blogspot.com created in memory of them.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to , The or The Nature Conservancy (using tribute charity links found on lemoneandleeyieldingmemorial.blogspot.com).

Please visit morrisonfuneralhomes.com to express online condolences.

Published in Florence Times Daily on May 8, 2014