Student in Liberal Arts, George Washington University, 1931—1934. Degree in Genealogy, University North Carolina, Wilmington, 1971.
Dean New Hanover High School, Wilmington, 1934—1941. Legal secretary Stevens, Burgwin & Mintz, 1945—1951, Mr. John Manning Attorney, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1961—1965.
Instructor, genealogy and local history Southeastern Community College, Whiteville, since 1972, Robeson Technology College, Lumberton, 1985—1986.
President Whiteville Woman's Club, 1953—1957, secretary, 1957—1960, Whiteville Garden Club, 1954—1958, president, 1958—1960. Clerk Selective Service System Columbus County, North Carolina, 1953—1960. Active member American Red Cross Columbus County, 1952—1961.
Trustee Columbus County Library., Whiteville, since 1979. Library 1st Baptist Church, since 1978. Member of Daughters of the American Revolution (various positions including secretary since 1983, regent 1977-1979, 1981-1983), North Carolina Genealogical Society.
Married James Edwin Covington, September 3, 1942 (deceased July 1967). 1 child James Edwin.