In Loving Memory

Frances Armstrong Shirley

November 18, 1933 - March 22, 2021


Sarah Frances Armstrong Shirley, affectionately known as “Granny”, a resident of Stapleton, Alabama, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021 at the age of 87.

Over the course of her life, Frances, was a nurse and worked at Scott Paper Company until her retirement.  After retiring she became an avid shrimper and love spending time with her family.

Frances is preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Gaultier, her parents, Alice Opie Armstrong and Kendrick Armstrong, and brothers, Ernest, Billy, Bobby, George, and Jimmy Armstrong.

She is survived by her daughters, Joana Nelson, Brenda and John Perry, Jessie Lowe; siblings, Virginia Armstrong, Betty Reynolds, Alice Falgout and Eddie Armstrong (Lorna); grandchildren, Frances Evans, Bo Poston, Dex Poston, Johnathan Nelson, Alicia Davison, Jennifer Simmons and Daniel Booth; and great-grandchildren, Tabitha Hinote, Trisha Hinote, Tara Evans, Joseph Milligan, Sean Poston, Stan Poston, Emory Little, Chandler Jackson, Kyle Rogers, Micah Hood and Desiree Booth.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, at 12:00 noon.  The family will receive friends for a time of visitation beginning at 11:00 AM.  Interment will follow at Liberty Cemetery, Stapleton, Alabama.

Special thanks to Joana Nelson, Frances Evans, Brent Davison, Emory Davison, Chandler Jackson, and Brenda Perry for helping so much with Granny’s end of life care.  Thank you all so much!

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Jody Armstrong

    Frances will be missed by all who knew her. She touched so many lives and gave so much love and care to us all. She will live forever in my heart. And I can’t help but smile thinking of the reunion with her beloved family in heaven. My prayers go out to the family for peace and good memories. Love to all, Jody

  2. Jennifer

    Granny I hope you are shrimping in Heaven with Paw. Cooking all that good food and just loving on each other like I know y’all are. Till we meet again…I love you big big

  3. Jackie Bielarski

    This sweet lady’s daughter has been my best friend since I was 10 years old. Mrs Frances Lowe was her name then. She was one of the strongest, yet most gentle women I have ever known.
    She taught her girls (me too) that you treat everyone with respect and that you expect nothing less for yourself. Mrs Frances worked shift work at Scott Paper for many years. Can truly say I have never heard her complain about anything, and God knows there were times that she had plenty of reason to….. Never had anything bad to say about anyone.

    This girl did NOT put up with foolishness. When we were kids if we did something crazy she would put an end to it or us!

    You will be missed!


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