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Class of 1942 Graduation Invitation

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Class Roll

Mabel Kate Bailey Lois Hill Bonnie Lee Miracle
Mildred Lou Blackburn Margaret Sue Hood Sadie Helen Padgett
Una Hazel Claxton Viola Louise Hopkins Etta Mae Ross
Hazel Elizabeth Cole Lydia Marie Johnson Nancy Nelle Sharp
Clara Kathleen Cox Margaret Christine Lester Anna Lyle Shultz
Lora Nell Dooley Margaret Hays Lynch Lucy Leah Smith
Gertrude Blanche Hargreaves Ruth Minnie McBee Helen Sprinkle
Willie Hugh Hensley Ruth Pauline Maples Vivian Marie Still
Florence Pauline Hill Beulah Bernice Minor Gertrude Lucille Wallace

This document was provided by Bill Dunkin, son of Bernice Minor Dunkin.

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Beulah Bernice Minor Dunkin, Class of 1942

Beulah Bernice Minor was born July 15, 1921, at Big Stone Gap, Virginia, the daughter of Mack Daniel and Myrtle Rose (neé Robinette) Minor.

Bernice completed her training in September, 1942, and married Robert Swann Dunkin, Jr., November 15, 1942, in Knoxville.  Bernice worked for more than 25 years as the Campus Nurse at King College in Bristol, Tennessee, where she earned a B. S. in Psychology.  The uniform photo at right was taken in 1969.

Bernice died December 19, 2008, at Tall Timbers, Maryland.  She was buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville, where her headstone proudly displays the emblem of “Registered Nurse.”

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These photos were provided by Bill Dunkin, son of Bernice Minor Dunkin.

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Class of 1942 — 47-year Reunion

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Front Row: Mildred Blackburn Allan, Kathleen Cox Black, Gertrude Wallace Killebrew, Hazel Cole Kennedy

Middle Row: Lydia Johnson Fortenberry, Willie Hensley Nine, Sue Hood Bailey, Bermice Minor Dunkin

Back Row: Viola Hopkins Brewer, Nancy Sharp Hoxit, Gertrude Hargreaves Cruze
From the album of Bernice Minor Dunkin

Photo date:  July 17, 1989    Location:  Knoxville, Tennessee

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This photo was provided by Bill Dunkin, son of Bernice Minor Dunkin.

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Class of 1942 — 50-year Reunion

Left-to-right: Mildred Blackburn Allan, Nancy Sharpe Hoxit, Lydia Johnson Fortenberry, Gertrude Wallace Killebrew, Helen Padgett Wagner, Kathleen Cox Black, Sue Hood Bailey, Willie Hensley Nine, Gertrude Hargreaves Cruze

Photo date:  June 6, 1992    Location:  Knoxville, Tennessee

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This photo was provided by Bill Dunkin, son of Bernice Minor Dunkin.

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