OBITUARY

Ellouise (Boyd) Dallas

October 17, 1931April 30, 2021

Ellouise Boyd Dallas was born on October 17, 1931, to James Anderson (Jimmie) Boyd and Dora Mae Tutor Boyd in Pontotoc County. She passed away on April 30, 2021, at the age of 89. Her life was marked by her love of music, beginning at the age of 12, when her mother allowed her to travel with Truett Mounce accompanying his quartet at engagements in the area. She attended most of her school years at Ecru, but began Pontotoc High School her junior year where she was voted Most Beautiful and graduated in 1949. While working at Ray’s Department Store, DeVan Dallas looked out the door one day and saw, as he put it, the prettiest girl he had ever seen crossing the street and added, “That’s the girl I’m going to marry,” and he did and remained so for 68 years until his death. Most of her adult life was spent attempting to make ladies out of her three daughters, but she did venture out into the business world as music director at Callie Young’s kindergarten for many years, as a Welcome Wagon hostess and as an employee at what was originally Brown’s Flower Shop. Her greatest contribution, though, was her service to her church and community. As a member of First Baptist Church, she shared her God-given talent in all areas of the music program, from accompanying choirs of all ages, solo handbells, ensembles, but with her greatest passion being the adult choir, where she was known to cock her head to a certain side if you sang a note off key. Her community service included being one of the original Board of Directors of the Bodock Festival. She could be found anywhere from entertaining at nursing homes, to working with Pete Doles and The Young Inspiration, making a record album with her trio, performing numerous times on the Buddy and Kay early morning TV show and playing for the Elvis Presley Christmas program with her band, Remember When. She was a member of the Pontotoc Music Study Club and the Fine Arts Club. Her sweetest and most time-consuming commitment was being Mommie and Nana. Her services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 3, 2021, at First Baptist Church Pontotoc with Dr. Ken Hester officiating. Burial will follow at Pontotoc City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Browning Funeral Home and from 12:00 noon to service time Monday. She is survived by her daughters, Dr. Diane Sauers (Jack), Pam Dallas and Sandy Dallas. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Cinda Dallas Browning Nicholson (Danny), Preston Leathers (Kala) and Melissa McAnally (Jason), and her beloved great-grandchildren, Piper Ellouise Nicholson, Presley Kate Leathers, Emerson James Leathers, Bo Hughes Leathers and Ellouise Love McAnally. She was compassionately cared for by Annie Brown, Peggy Lauderdale, Hazel Harrell, Connie Morris Satterwhite and Erma Satterwhite. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Dewayne Boyd, and her husband, DeVan Dallas. Pallbearers will be Preston Leathers, Danny Nicholson, Jason McAnally, Bill Warren, Don Leathers, Tommy Butler, Lee Hatcher and Mike Dillard. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Young, Janis Burns-Tutor, Barnell Griffin, Billy Clay Rodgers and Larry McCord.

  • FAMILY

  • Dr. Diane Dallas Sauers (Jack), Daughter
  • Pam Dallas, Daughter
  • Sandy Dallas, Daughter
  • Cinda Dallas Browning Nicholson (Danny), Granddaughter
  • Preston Leathers (Kala), Grandson
  • Melissa Boyd McAnally (Jason), Granddaughter
  • Piper Ellouise Nicholson, Great Granddaughter
  • Presley Kate Leathers, Great Granddaughter
  • Emerson James Leathers, Great Granddaughter
  • Bo Hughes Leathers, Great Grandson
  • Ellouise Love McAnally, Great Granddaughter
  • Annie Brown, Special Caregiver
  • Peggy Lauderdale, Special Caregiver
  • Hazel Harrell, Special Caregiver
  • Connie Morris Satterwhite, Special Caregiver
  • Erma Satterwhite, Special Caregiver
  • James Anderson Boyd, Father (deceased)
  • Dora Mae Tutor Boyd, Mother (deceased)
  • Dewayne Boyd, Brother (deceased)
  • DeVan Dallas, Husband (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Preston Leathers
  • Danny Nicholson
  • Jason McAnally
  • Bill Warren
  • Don Leathers
  • Tommy Butler
  • Lee Hatcher
  • Mike Dillard
  • Larry Young, Honorary
  • Janis Burns-Tutor, Honorary
  • Barnell Griffin, Honorary
  • Billy Clay Rodgers, Honorary
  • Larry McCord, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 2, 2021

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, May 3, 2021

Memories

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George Duff, Jr.

May 3, 2021

Praying for your girls today... mothers are so special and your sure had a very special one! Such a talent and beautiful inside and out! I know she was proud of each of your and your children and their children too!
Sandy, thanks for sharing the times you would spend with her over the past months.... I know how much I treasure the times I got to spend with my mother! And even though it was just you girls to share your mother with, I know first hand how special the bond is with mothers and daughters!! I saw it with my mother and my two sisters..... ya’ll had that x 3!! Love y’all!!
(Sandy... I have done spell check and re-read this 20 times and if I messed up, well shoot me!) George Duff ❤️🤷🏻‍♂️

Christi McCoy

May 3, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss as I know it is great. I have enjoyed hearing Ellouise and Devan stories through the years. I especially enjoy the videos Pam shares of Miss Ellouise at the piano. Such talent! Y'all were truly blessed to call her Mom and Nana. I know her legacy will remain for many generations to come.

Much love to you all.

Christi

Jan Morrison

May 2, 2021

I have so many sweet, wonderful memories of this beautiful talented lady! It's hard to pick just one! We had so much fun in The Young Inspirations because of her! She will be truly missed!

Annelyn Edwards

May 2, 2021

As a Pontotoc, MS native, I had the privilege of knowing Ellouise my entire life. Like everyone she knew, I was always welcome at her home. She and her family have been lifelong friends with my family. I grew up as a member of First Baptist Church, Pontotoc, learning to love music at an early age. Weezie as I called her, was the most talented vocalist and musician who loved singing and playing the piano anytime of day. She was the one who encouraged me to sing more solos in our church youth choir and our youth ensemble group, The Second Mile. In 7th grade I started writing poems and a few songs. My songs were just lyrics with the melodies in my head. During my sophomore year in high school, Weezie persuaded me to let her write the music 🎼 for my songs. So she listened to me sing each song and in a short amount of time she had written several of my songs down on sheet music. We had so much fun singing my songs and so many other Christian song selections that day and many other days after that day. Her love for Jesus, her family and friends made us all feel special. She will be missed on Earth, but Heaven is blessed. I love her and will be praying for Diane, Pam, Sandy, Cinda, Preston, Melissa and all of her great-grandchildren.❤️🙏

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Biography

Ellouise Boyd Dallas was born on October 17, 1931, to James Anderson (Jimmie) Boyd and Dora Mae Tutor Boyd in Pontotoc County. She passed away on April 30, 2021, at the age of 89.
Her life was marked by her love of music, beginning at the age of 12, when her mother allowed her to travel with Truett Mounce accompanying his quartet at engagements in the area.
She attended most of her school years at Ecru, but began Pontotoc High School her junior year where she was voted Most Beautiful and graduated in 1949.
While working at Ray’s Department Store, DeVan Dallas looked out the door one day and saw, as he put it, the prettiest girl he had ever seen crossing the street and added, “That’s the girl I’m going to marry,” and he did and remained so for 68 years until his death.
Most of her adult life was spent attempting to make ladies out of her three daughters, but she did venture out into the business world as music director at Callie Young’s kindergarten for many years, as a Welcome Wagon hostess and as an employee at what was originally Brown’s Flower Shop.
Her greatest contribution, though, was her service to her church and community. As a member of First Baptist Church, she shared her God-given talent in all areas of the music program, from accompanying choirs of all ages, solo handbells, ensembles, but with her greatest passion being the adult choir, where she was known to cock her head to a certain side if you sang a note off key.
Her community service included being one of the original Board of Directors of the Bodock Festival. She could be found anywhere from entertaining at nursing homes, to working with Pete Doles and The Young Inspiration, making a record album with her trio, performing numerous times on the Buddy and Kay early morning TV show and playing for the Elvis Presley Christmas program with her band, Remember When. She was a member of the Pontotoc Music Study Club and the Fine Arts Club.
Her sweetest and most time-consuming commitment was being Mommie and Nana.
Her services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 3, 2021, at First Baptist Church Pontotoc with Dr. Ken Hester officiating. Burial will follow at Pontotoc City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Browning Funeral Home and from 12:00 noon to service time Monday.
She is survived by her daughters, Dr. Diane Sauers (Jack), Pam Dallas and Sandy Dallas. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Cinda Dallas Browning Nicholson (Danny), Preston Leathers (Kala) and Melissa McAnally (Jason), and her beloved great-grandchildren, Piper Ellouise Nicholson, Presley Kate Leathers, Emerson James Leathers, Bo Hughes Leathers and Ellouise Love McAnally. She was compassionately cared for by Annie Brown, Peggy Lauderdale, Hazel Harrell, Connie Morris Satterwhite and Erma Satterwhite.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Dewayne Boyd, and her husband, DeVan Dallas.
Pallbearers will be Preston Leathers, Danny Nicholson, Jason McAnally, Bill Warren, Don Leathers, Tommy Butler, Lee Hatcher and Mike Dillard.
Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Young, Janis Burns-Tutor, Barnell Griffin, Billy Clay Rodgers and Larry McCord.