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GIBSON, L. E. 'Hoot', 15 Oct 1921 - 07 Mar 1998. (Giles Co. native; son of Emmitt and Nina Sands Gibson; husband of Anne (Murphy) Gibson.)

Mr. L.E. "HOOT" Gibson, 76, retired U.S. Postal Service supervisor and resident of Creek Trail, died Saturday, March 7, 1998, at Maury Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Bro. Wayne Hardison and Bro. Mike Greene, ministers of North View Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in the Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Columbia Academy. The Giles County native was the son of the late Emmitt and Nina Sands Gibson. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre of Operation and was awarded the Bronze Star for action in Germany and Belgium. Prior to his employment with the U.S. Postal Service, he worked at the William Connelly Grocery on West 11th Street. He was a member of the North View Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Anne Murphy Gibson of Columbia; a daughter, Mrs. David (Sandra) Hardison of Lexington, Ky.; a son, Neal H. Gibson of Nashville; three sisters, Mrs. Fred (Christine) Petty, Mrs. Allene McCord and Mrs. Joe (Bonnie) Hickman, all of Columbia; two brothers, LeRoy (Virginia) Gibson and Joe (Freda) Gibson, both of Columbia, three grandsons, Jonathan Hardison, Matthew Hardison and Benjamin Hardison, all of Lexington, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Gibson. Active pallbearers are Paul Gibson, Keith Flowers, Jerry Douglas, Hendley Edwards, David Edwards, John David Edwards, Doug Owen, Doug Kinnard. Honorary pallbearers include M.T. Potts, Carl Sellers, Ray Clark, Jack Journey, Dr. James Richardson, Dr. C. Houston Jameson, Tommy Love, Jimmy Bloss and Rufus Haygood.
The Columbia Daily Herald, Sun., 8 Mar 1998. Submitted by Judy B. Forgos, 14 Aug 2009.