In Memoriam

Alumni Deaths

“Gone but not forgotten.”

Alumni Name                          Year of Graduation                    Date of Death    
Mildred Cross Biscardi                      1944                                    Dec 19, 2021    
Margaret Cameron Tew                    1945                                    Aug 29, 2021    
Lois Lee Bowen                                   1947                                   Oct 21, 2021    New Notification
Ruby Laws York                                   1947                                   Aug 3, 2016     New Notification
Louise Beam McKee                           1947                                   Jan 23, 2022    
Mary McLean Newton                       1947                                   Oct 26, 2021    
Geralean Blackmon McLamb           1948                                   April 29, 2020   New Notification
Joyce Odell McRae Gregory              1949                                   Dec 27, 2021    
Pollyanna Williams Beale                  1952                                   July 13, 2014    New Notification
Eunice Fisher Brown                          1952                                   Dec 2, 2010     New Notification
Edna Crew Caruthers                         1952                                   Jan 10, 2022    
Doris Latta Pillow                                1955                                  Nov 3, 2020     New Notification
Thelma Browning Cheek                   1956                                  April 30, 2021    
Nancy Murphy Mendenhall              1958                                  Feb 24, 2021    
Donna Jordan McLean                       1959                                  Jan 30, 2020      New Notification
Dawana Faye Daniel                          1959                                  May 24, 2020    New Notification
Janice Harper Smith                           1959                                  Jan 21, 2022    
Joyce Royal Vick                                 1960                                   Aug 19, 2021    
Linda Roach Campbell                      1963                                  Nov 29, 2020    New Notification
Kyle Fonville Howard                        1963                                  Mar 30, 2020    New Notification
Billie Privette Wilson                         1964                                  Jul 18, 2021    
Beth Turlington Sayre                       1969                                 April 24, 2020    New Notification
Gayl Talbert Perkins                          1995                                 April 3, 2021    

Remembering Mrs. Mary Newton, RN...


Mary McLean Newton. Class of 1947
February 22, 1927 - October 26, 2021 

She became a cadet nurse at Watts Hospital. She dedicated 43 years to nursing. She was the charge nurse/nurse manager in the newborn nursery the last 38 years of her career at Watts Hospital and at Durham County General Hospital (Now Duke Regional). She retired in 1990 leaving a lasting impression on all those who knew and worked with her. 

Even after retirement Mary continued to support the Alumni Association, our school and future nurses. She dedicated the first Newborn Nursery Skills Lab to the school which is still used currently today. 

Watts Hosptial Cadet Nurses
(Mary is on the front Row, fifth from the right)

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