CECIL C. FULFER, 50, was born July 10, 1920, and died
in Jan. of 1971. He was in the Ranger High School
Class of 1938 & married Doris Elva Wheat of Ranger,
WIFE: DORIS ELVA WHEAT FULFER COATNEY passed away on
June 30, 2004 in Dallas, TX.
Born in Ranger, TX to T.L. and Ottie Wheat. She attended
Morton Valley School, where she was known as "Basketball
Playing McGee", & was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.
She worked at the Ranger bank after school. She met the
first love of her life, Cecil C. Fulfer of Ranger, her
husband, her friend, her partner for 25 years in Dallas,
TX, until his death in 1971. bShe was also preceded in
death by her father, mother, & a brother, Ralph "Buck"
She is survived by the love of the second half of her life,
her husband, her friend, and partner for her final 23 years,
Lee "Bud" Coatney of Dallas, TX. She is also survived by her
two brothers, John Wheat and wife Margaret of Kansas and T.L
Wheat & wife Nancy of Houston; two sisters, Dorothy Armstrong
and husband Doug of Amarillo and Verna Harper and husband Bob
of Houston; four children, Anita Fulfer Bird and husband Joe,
Cecil C. Fulfer Jr., Cathy Fulfer Kelley, all of Hawkins, TX
and LaDonna Fulfer Terrien of Dallas; eight grandchildren,
Tami Isaacs, Kimberlee Isaacs, Angela Heffner and husband
David, Serena Kelley, Shanon Kelley, Savana Kelley all of
Hawkins, and Amanda Terrien and Joseph Terrien of Dallas;
three great-grandchildren, Ashley Isaacs, Samantha Rose,
and Sierra Kelley all of Hawkins.
She was employed for 14 years with the Federal Bureau of
Census. She enjoyed life while playing bridge, square dancing,
bowling, and caring for her family. She lives on with her
family and everyone that was fortunate enough to meet her
as a great lady, wonderful mother, and true friend full of
grace and beauty and most of all LOVE. You'll be missed,
but never forgotten. Interment was at Bullock Cemetery.
MY AUNT DORIS
She always gave me money,
Started sometime when I was a kid.
One of the fortunate things about being the baby's baby
Learned early my aunts and uncles
And how much I loved and respected them.
I even fought for independence,
Or so I am told.
Some sort of thing about who I would let hold me,
My Aunt Doris never listened but always took control.
She had a troubled life,
But never let it turn her mean.
Dynamite in a tiny package,
Would stand against anyone to fight
A problem she had seen.
As kids my Aunt Doris would act as mother hen,
Trying to prevent an accident before it could grow.
Probably added twenty minutes to any departure,
But only because she loved us so.
Found a husband who loved her more than anything,
Not once, but twice.
Cecil Fulfer through her early and middle years,
Then Bud Coatney sent by God to make her final years so right.
Lord I have lost a beloved aunt and uncle this year
Does not seem to be fair at all.
Please tell my Aunt Doris how much I love her,
And her not being around will leave in all of us a great big empty hole.
By Terry Harper
(My uncle was Ralph (R.G. Buck Wheat) & Buck's
sister was Doris Wheat-Fulfer-Coatney)