Frances Vaughn “Homey” Shults

September 20, 1942 – April 12, 2022

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Vaughn “Homey” Shults of Stewart will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Milligan Springs Baptist Church Cemetery near Stewart. Bro. Roger Mitchell and Bro. John White will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Scott Yeatman, Eric Yeatman, Heath Yeatman, Perry Vaughn, Ankie Vaughn, and Royce Burson. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Tharpe, Chris Merritt, and Tyler Cox.

Visitation will be Monday, April 18, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home.

Mrs. Shults, 79, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born in Sledge, MS to Winston and Myrtle Boatman Vaughn on September 20, 1942. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Stewart. She was knowledgeable in many trades, including auto mechanics and carpentry. She enjoyed playing music and fishing.

Mrs. Shults is survived by her sister, Sara Yeatman of Stewart; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond Herbert Shults; sister, Patsy Burson; brothers, Mailon H. Vaughn and Ottis Vaughn, and a baby brother, Edwayne Vaughn.

5 thoughts on “Frances Vaughn “Homey” Shults

  1. I always loved to hear her sing and play her guitar. She was definitely one in a million. . Sending love and prayers to you all.


  2. I loved Aunt Homey! I didn’t get a chance to know her well, but the times I was blessed enough to be able to visit her were amazing. She was a role model to me, in a way. She told me that I didn’t have to wear a dress or bake to be a good woman, as she told me about wearing greasy overalls while working on a car was one of her favorite things to do. But I also know she would be at church on Sunday wearing her Sunday best. She knew how to sew as well as change out carburetors. Her quilts were Beautiful! She showed me how to use burnt motor oil from an oil change to keep ants off one’s hummingbird feeders. She was a wonderful woman who was sweet, wise, and no-nonsense. She will be missed and forever loved!


  3. Hate to hear the passing of Homey. She always was a blessing to be around. She stayed at my mother, Dorothy Fortenberry, when they visited Leesburg, Ms. I know she is in a better place now.


  4. Quiet at first, then letting you know all about it as she got comfortable with you!! Aunt Homey came into our lives in the mid sixties when she married our Uncle Raymond. Her super long brown hair fascinated me. She said it was a pain as she liked to work in the garage and all all, so she got it cut. 🙁😛 She loved doing so many things. And did them well. Worked on engines, cars and trucks with Uncle Raymond. Moved furniture and houses, played piano and sang the old timey gospel songs with heart and soul. She helped to organize benefits at her church and was an important and integral disciple for the ministry of the Lord. She became part of the Shults family, therefore she is survived by lots of in-laws. Raymond’s sisters Frances Shults (Farris) Jenkins and Wyatt Inez Shults (Gene)Tankesly and their family and predeceased by Marie G Collins and Nancy S Rachal, as well as Uncle Raymond. But we nieces and nephews looked up to her and loved her, too. The Collins clan, especially Lee, and us girls Judy, Brenda,Denise, and of course, Roy. We spent parts of our vacations wandering around the big shop, listening to which family went with which branch, going to singings in Tennessee where much of the Shults clan gathered, sitting around the “circle” table catching up on new songs, new quilt patterns, new babies. And we loved being able to bring our kids over to visit. Some of Brenda’s, some of Denises’s, and mine. Ted and I were blessed to live close by in Ackerman and grateful that they visited quite often while the kids were still in school and high school.
    Aunt Homey loved the lord and it showed. A true “To Thine own Self be true,”
    We love you , Aunt Homey, May you fly in peace and rest in the Lord.
    PS – Give Uncle Raymond, Granddaddy, and Mama big hugs for me.


  5. RIP Homey. My Aunt Louise and Homey were great friends. I never visited family in Stewart that I didn’t see Homey. It was just expected that she would be there. She was family.


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