Student, Meredith College, 1957; student, Washburn U., 1965-1966; student, North Carolina State UY., 1969-1972.
Commercial artist, Adlers Inc. & McJoseph's, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1959-1962;
executive director, Goldsboro (North Carolina) Art Center, 1973-1978;
elementary art teacher, Wayne Country Day School, Goldsboro, 1979-1986;
art professor, Wayne Community College, Goldsboro, since 1986. Artist-in-residence Edward Laredo Institute of the Humanities, Cochabamba, Bolivia, summer 1988.
Visiting artist Virginia Western Community College, Roanoke, Virginia, 1986, Wake Forest U., Winston Salem, 1987, Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory, North Carolina, 1989, Salem College, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 1992.
Married William Troy Turlington III, June 3, 1963 (divorced October 1971). Children: William Troy IV, David Yelverton. Married William Archie Dees, Junior, June 4, 1994.