AB, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina, 1936. Postgraduate, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1938. Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Columbia University, New York City, 1940.
Teacher Edgefield Public School, South Carolina, 1937—1939. Supervisor library science Winthrop College, Rock Hill, 1940—1944. Speaker in field.
Board directors Henderson County Public Library. Trustee Blue Ridge Community College Foundation, History Flat Rock. Member committee Hendersonville's sesquicentennail celebration.
Board visitors Kanuga Episcopal Conference Center. Lay reader St. John in Wilderness Episcopal Church, Flat Rock. Member of National League American Penwomen, Delta Kappa Gama (honorary).
Married Joseph Peden Bailey, September 16, 1945 (deceased). Children: Joseph P. Junior, William Howe(deceased), Robert Woodward.