Bonzella Burgess Cook’s Bequest to Nursing Program

Bonzella was a precious person, friend, and nurse.  She is sorely missed by all whose lives she touched, especially the students who learned the art and practice of nursing from a KGH-trained professional. TCAT Recipient of $80,000 Scholarship Fund Donation … Continue reading

Evelyn Gamblin Bryan, a Nursing Legacy

Evelyn Gamblin Bryan died May 15, 2021, at the age of 94.  She was a World War II Cadet Corps Nurse and 1945 graduate of Appalachian Hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee.  After “returing” from nursing, Evelyn spent 30 years as … Continue reading

Pauline Greer Shoemaker, Class of 1947

Pauline Greer Shoemaker, “Polly”, passed away on early Thanksgiving morning, November 28, 2019, in Florida. She is survived by her four children, Karen Greer Simmons (husband Peter) W. R. Shoemaker (Randy), Therese Shoemaker Brown (husband Kent) and Jeffrey M. Shoemaker … Continue reading

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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.