Bachelor, University Georgia, 1947. Master of Arts, University North Carolina, 1949.
Stenographer, Hartford Agricultural and Industrial, Atlanta, 1942-1944; stenographer, Travellers Insurance Company, Atlanta, 1944-1945; professor Spanish, Averett College, Danville, Virginia, 1949-1951; associate professor, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1954-1955; teacher, Williamsburg (Virginia)-James City County Public Schools, 1969-1980.
President Skipwith Garden Club, Williamsburg, 1963-1964. Vice president Woman's Club of Williamsburg, 1967-1968. Advocate, founding president Williamsburg Area Alliance for Mentally Ill, 1987-1990, 95-98.
Member Daughters of the American Revolution (Chairman of Commission 1976-1980), National Museum Women in Arts, Muscarelle Museum, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Rupert Bogle Hurley, June 16, 1951. Children: Isabel Knaffl, Rupert Bogle, Dorset Harlan, William Dewey, Warner Hutson.