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Cecil R. Fultz

September 13, 2015

Claiborne - Overholt Funeral Home 1106 Hwy. 33 South New Tazewell, TN 37825 (423) 626 - 2191 Fax (423) 626 - 8440 Rev. Cecil R. Fultz Sr. age 93 of New Tazewell, TN, a resident of Claiborne County Nursing Home, was born July 21, 1922 and went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 13, 2015. He was a member of Tazewell Baptist Church. Rev. Fultz graduated from Clear Creek Baptist College and Campbellsville University in 1960. He served our country as a US Army soilder from 1940 until 1945 in the army artillery. Rev. Fultz began pastoring in 1953 and retired in 1987 after pastoring 8 churches. After his retirement, he pastored Dogwood Heights Baptist Church and Mt. Zion Baptist Church. While Cecil was a resident of the Claiborne County Nursing Home, he preached and witnessed every day of his life. His last sermon as a resident was 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10. He was preceded in death by: Parents: Thomas and Margaret (Long) Fultz Son: Larry Dale Fultz Cecil was married to his faithful wife of 67 years Mildred Fultz who went home to be with the Lord October 11, 2011 Full Brother and Sister: David Fultz and Lucy Earls Cupp Brothers: James Jefferson "Jeffie" Fultz, Henry Barton Fultz, William Edward Fultz, Leroy Fultz and Robert Dewey Fultz Sisters: Nancy Jane Fultz, Martha Matilda "Tildy" Brooks-Long, Sarah Virginia Campbell, Maggie Massengill, Birdie Martin-Hopper, Eppie Martin-Cosby and Doanie Lovins He is survived by his: Children: Cecil R. Fultz Jr. and wife Shirley of Wichita Falls, TX Dennis Fultz and wife Margaret of New Tazewell, TN Brenda Sell of Griffin, GA Ralph Lynn Fultz and wife Judy of Decatur, TX Daughter-in-Law: Sharon Fultz 9 Grandchildren Several great grandchildren Several nieces, nephews and a host of other loving relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 12 Noon until 2PM with funeral services to follow at 2PM in the Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mitch Burke, the Rev. Swan Bush and the Rev. Reggie Large officiating. Music will be provided by the congregation. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery Pallbearers: Deacons of Tazewell Baptist Church Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family.
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