Myra Dean died on Monday Feb. 3, 2014, at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.
Ms. Waits was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Waits; her parents, Robert Heaton Allen and Ruth Mitchell Allen; and three brothers, Dewey Allen, Raymond Allen and Cecil Allen.
Ms. Waits is survived by one brother, Chappel Allen; two sisters, Nell Tyler and Myrtlene Hooks, all of Cadiz; two sons, Scottie Waits (and wife Holly) of Princeton and Mike Waits (and wife Lavinia) of Brandenburg; four grandchildren, Robert Waits, Lucas East, Jonathan Waits (and wife Amy) and Elizabeth Getz (and husband Clayton).
Serving as active pallbearers were James Allen, Sam Allen, Greg Allen, Steve Allen, Jerry Ray Tyler, Jonathan Waits, Lucas East and Cody McCool. Music was provided by Dylan Downs, organist and Marc and Joan Terrell, pianist and vocalist.