Funeral For The King

“On August 18, 1977 a funeral service for the late Elvis Presley was held at Graceland mansion. The funeral service was followed by a ceremony and the burial of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. A motorcade of 14 gleaming white Cadillacs moved in procession through the streets of Memphis from Graceland mansion to the Forrest Hill Cemetery.”

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Those attending the funeral included, Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, Vernon Presley, Minnie Mae Presley, Chet Atkins, Caroline Kennedy, Ann Margaret, Colonel Tom Parker, James Brown, Charlie Hodges, George Hamilton, Ginger Alden, Sammy Davis Jr. and Linda Thompson.

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Jackie Kahane gave the eulogy and Kathy Westmoreland sang Heavenly Father. The pallbearers at Elvis’ funeral were, Jerry Schilling Joe Esposito, George Klein, Lamar Fike  Billy Smith, Gene Smith,  and Dr. Nichopoulous. “Son, Daddy will be with you soon,” cried Vernon Presley. He died two years later from a broken heart.

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