Bachelor of Science in English Education, University Arkansas, Pine Bluff, 1976. Master of Arts, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, 1982.
Assistant director publications office of public relations, U. Arkansas, Pine Bluff, 1977-1979; industry supervisor graphic arts Ark Correctional Industries, Arkansas Department Correction, Pine Bluff, since 1980.
Volunteer American Red Cross, Pine Bluff, 1979-1981. Member sanctuary choir First Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, since 1991, also member women's ensemble. Honorary life member UAPB Vesper Choir.
Member Southern States Correctional Association, Correctional Industries Association, American Association Retired Persons, Southeast Arkansas Kennel Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, International Society Poets, Sigma Iota Tau.
Married George Calvin Hathcock, October 4, 1952 (deceased September 17, 1969). Children: Ronald Charles, Patricia Jan, Thomas Edward (deceased), Russell Calvin.