Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Dr. K Lemone Yielding, March 25, 1931 – May 3, 2014
Dr. Lerena Wade Yielding, September 16, 1943 – May 3, 2014
Tuscumbia, AL

K Lemone and Lee 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, 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, AL to Riley L. Yielding and Bertie Dees Yielding.  He graduated from Auburn University (B.S.) and the University of AL Birmingham (M.D.) and went to the National Institutes of Health (NIH, Clinical and Basic Research Division) in Bethesda, MD for ten years.  He returned to the University of AL Birmingham where he was the Head of the Dept. 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 TX Medical Branch, Galveston.

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

Upon returning to Alabama in the mid 1990’s, K. Lemone and Lerena settled in Tuscumbia, AL. 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.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to:
Doctors Without Borders (here)
The American Cancer Society (here)
The Nature Conservancy (here)

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