Bachelor, Ashland University, Ohio, 1954. Master of Arts, Western Reserve University, 1965.
English teacher Hamilton Junior High School, Houston, 1954-1958, Oliver Hazard Perry Junior High School, Cleveland, 1958-1959, Glenville High School, Cleveland, 1959-1960. Teacher English, head department Fonville Junior High School, Houston, 1960-1966. Professor English, Columbia (Tennessee) State Community College, 1967-1998.
Retired; vice president Houston Teacher English, 1966.
Board directors Child Care Service, Columbia, 1973-1976. Panel moderator Southern Festival of Books and Authors, 1991. Member Maury County Creative Arts Guild (literature chairman 1984-1986), Alpha Delta Kappa (Beta Alpha chapter president 1990-1992).
Married Elton Wheeler Curry, September 9, 1967 (divorced 1988). 1 child, James Christopher.