AB, Huntingdon College, 1939. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Huntingdon College, 1980. Graduate, School Banking of South, Louisiana State University, 1960.
Graduate Senior Management School, School Banking of South, Louisiana State University, 1977.
Teacher English Cherokee County (Alabama) High School, 1944-1957. President, chairman board Farmers & Merchants Bank of Centre, 1957-1985. Consultant, speaker, since 1985.
Member Alabama Banking Board, 1980-1984, Alabama Small Business Administration Advisory Council, 1977-1980, chairman, 1978-1980. Board directors People's Telephone Сompany, 1st Alabama Bank, Cherokee County.
Member executive committee Choccolocco council Boy Scouts American, 1972-1975, president, 1980-1981. Sequoyah district chairman, regional board directors, vice president area 3, since 1983. President Alabama department American Legion Auxiliary, 1956, national vice president Southern division, 1960, chairman finance, since 1987.
Past chairman public education Alabama division American Cancer Society, past chairman crusade committee, state crusade chairman, 1973, chairman board directors, 1980-1981, 86-87. Chairman Alabama Future Farmers American Foundation, since 1978, Alabama Advisory Council on Vocational Education, 1976, Alabama 4-H Foundation, since 1958. Board directors Alabama Department Pensions and Security, 1970-1971, Arts Council, since 1974.
Member County Council Fine Arts Board. Board directors Alabama Women's Hall of Fame, Judson College, since 1973, Wesley Foundation, Jacksonville State University, 1974-1980. Member advisory board School Business, Auburn University, 1979.
Member president's cabinet University Alabama, since 1979. Chairman board Cherokee County History Museum, since 1984. Member finance advisory board Democratic Party Alabama, since 1985.
President Methodist Foundation Board, since 1984. Trustee International House, Jacksonville State University, since 1960, secretary, treasurer, 1965-1969, chairman, 1969-1972, eminient scholars found board, since 1986. Trustee Huntingdon College, 1974-1978.
National trustee Future Farmers American Foundation, 1974-1976, state chairman, 1975-1980. Alabama Merit Mother, 1963. Board visitors School Commerce, University Alabama, since 1979.
Counsellor Alabama Girls State, since 1956, past director and chairman. Chairman industrial board City of Centre, 1980-1983. Chairman National Girls State.
Director Girls Nation, 1965, Commission Higher Education, Methodist North Alabama Conference, since 1980. Vice president for Alabama Coosa-Alabama River Improvement Association, since 1979. Chairman Cherokee County Celebration Sesquicentennial, 1986.
Trustee Alabama Girls State, since 1977, Huntington College, since 1974, Alabama Future Farmers American Foundation, since 1974. Chairman board directors City of Centre, since 1980. Member advisory council Federal Housing Administration Foundation, 1989.
Member American Library Association (Womnan's Advisory award 1984), American Bankers Association (director 1973-1975, member executive council marketing division 1974-1975, executive council community bankers division 1980-1981, banker advisory 1980-1981, member task force on regulation 1980, Outstanding Bank Women in the United States award 1961), Alabama Bankers Association (president 1972, chairman federal legislation committee, marketing committee, finance committee, chairman Education Foundation since 1975, director independent bankers division 8 1978-1980), National Association Bank Women (regional vice president Southern division 1965, president Alabama division 1960), Bank Administration Institute (director community bank council), United States Chamber of Commerce (member urban affairs committee 1970-1975), Centre Chamber of Commerce (president 1968-1970), Cherokee County Chamber of C. (president 1968-1970, vice president 1987, chairman economic development rural development committee 1987, vice president public relations since 1987), Alabama Federation Women's Clubs (president 1968-1970, president Southeastern council 1972-1973, budget chairman 1980-1982), Alabama Parent-Teachers Association (life), Huntingdon College Alumni Association (president 1973), National Association Parliamentarians, Delta Kappa Gamma, Alabama Academy Honor 1982.
Married Dan Waite, Junior, August 22, 1940. 1 daughter, Betty Graves.