Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1938

Cecil Fulfer Doris Fulfer Coatney 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, TX. 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" Wheat. 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 Kingwood, TX (My uncle was Ralph (R.G. Buck Wheat) & Buck's sister was Doris Wheat-Fulfer-Coatney)