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Anonymous

Penticton, Canada

#121 Nov 3, 2010
jbrazell wrote:
I read that Elvis gave total strangers new Cadillacs, etc. He bought houses and cars for his staff and friends. I read he did it to make himself feel good (I think Billy said this in the book). Said if someone asked him to give them money or help them out, sometimes he would, sometimes he wouldn't. Just depended on his mood. I think the drugs had a lot to do with all this giving and not having his mind right to know what he was even doing. Vernon didn't like it when he gave anyone anything. Evidently, Vernon was greedy and money hungry so, of course, he cut everyone off that he could after Elvis died. I think Billy was done wrong. I read that he quit working for Elvis at one time because he was never at home with his family & Elvis eventually begged him to come work for him again because he was the only one he could trust. This is all in a book I read. Don't know if it's totally true or not. Billy said it.
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- Elvis trusted those around him, or they be gone.. U don't think Elvis would put up with anyone he did not trust for long.. right..? How do U think Elvis would have treated his "Blood" had he found any of the offspring Col. hid on him..? Especially when so generous to strangers? Elvis changed his Will at the Lawyers on March 3rd 1977, and the changes where monumental, included leaving his estate to Lisa Marie and any Other "Lawful issue" and says "all my children" five times after that.. How can anyone suggest that "All" means "one" it never has, and never will... "All" means "All" weather Black, legitimate, illegitimate.. the only requirement is proving they are his off-spring.. That is Why .. DNA not released.. so as they the $ibling$.. R stuck not able to prove that they exist.. and it is the Elvis fans who protect this lie.. DNA would prove they exist..$ibling$ R very real .. one of them is at the You Tube site .. "elvisjrsinfo" see the interviews in the oldest (first) six videos of $ibling$ the GREATEST ELVIS STORY EVER TOLD.. IS True.. they are alive.
Melody

Chase City, VA

#122 Nov 22, 2010
Can anyone answer me this, if Billy was not intitled to anything why the hell should Priscilla still be profitting from Elvis, she was not even blood but her no class rear end is still getting money from him.
Sweet Caroline

Mount Vernon, IA

#123 Nov 22, 2010
Melody wrote:
Can anyone answer me this, if Billy was not intitled to anything why the hell should Priscilla still be profitting from Elvis, she was not even blood but her no class rear end is still getting money from him.
She doesn't. In spite of what some think and accuse her of. She was made a co-executor of Elvis' Estate {by Vernon }. PERIOD !! Lisa got everything when the time came, just like Elvis wanted.
It's over & done. Take a break & let the ones left, RIP.
gracelandgroupie

Siloam Springs, AR

#124 Nov 22, 2010
Again nobody's busniess live and let live for christ sake!!!!!!!!
Robert Smith

Sarasota, FL

#125 Nov 5, 2012
I had my DNA tested by FTDNA. I discoverd that I cousins who are related to the following lines, all of which are names connected to Elvis's fasmily tree:

Smith, Presley, Tackett, Doll, Ferguson, Wallace, Gilmore and Wallace.

I wonder if any male Smith from the line of Robert and Doll Smith has been tested?
MsDalton

Charleston, WV

#126 Nov 28, 2012
If Elvis changed his will, it would have needed some witnesses would it not have? So evidently nobody has come forward to admit they saw a new will.

On Marty Lacker's musings he states he was told by Elvis he was being forced to marry Priscila by her father or he'd go public with him being with her from age 14 on. It seems like some of the other parents of young undeage girls would have likewise come forward about him dating them?(and rumors are many that Col Parker got with some of them and settled with them to keep them quiet)

Of course his ex-wife was living with him at the time but she was of age then, he should have simply refused and denied anything from the past since she was then of age. If this is true, I'm sure he resented her very much. Such a shame. And I don't see where Ginger would have had any reason to wish him dead as he was evidently still GIVING, GIVING, TO HER even though they apparently were not having sex and she is said to have been dating others at the time too. UNLESS he did ask her to leave as rumors had it that Vernon was to do just that if she did not go on tour with him and even the maids say they heard her say SHE WOULD NOT WITH HIM but would meet him later???

He said, she said, they said - NO PROOF of any of it so we'll never know but the people who do know have to (or had to) live with themselves..
Larry Blong

Prospect Park, PA

#127 Mar 9, 2013
candysvett2 wrote:
According to Billy's own words via books and interviews, he was booted out in a way, from Graceland.
He accounts that he had signed and hidden a will, at Elvis' request in march before Elvis died in August. Elvis had revised his will, BILLY was IN the will. Elvis asked him if he wanted to read it, he did and then was asked by Elvis to hide it.
ALmost immediately after Elvis death, Elvis' cousin Patsy asked Billy to retrieve the will, he did. HE never saw it again, but he was told that Vernon was seen burning "trash" in a 55 gallon barrel out back of Graceland.
He stayed on a while at graceland helping to catalog and set up the first trophy room. He said there was a difference in opinion as to how certain things should be done, conflict arose and then he was basically out.
Vernon didn't like the Smith's, Gladys' people. Billy was her nephew. Billy asked Vernon for the double wide trailer he and his family lived in behind Graceland. Vernon refused him. He then asked for at least the furniture, Vernon said NO !! They left for mississippi with NOTHING. THey even had to sell off things Elvis had given them to make it. Elvis had told him he would be taken care of. HE told him the trailer was in billy's name
He tried to call priscilla, nothing. He spoke to Lisa once I think and then they have never contacted him again.
So there you have it..at least 'part' of the REAL story.
Elvis loved Billy. He would be appalled if he knew.
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Do you know how I could get in touch with Billy Smith? I'm at [email protected] Larry Blong
Larry Blong

Prospect Park, PA

#128 Mar 9, 2013
Sorry it is [email protected] Larry Blong
Larry Blong

Prospect Park, PA

#129 Mar 9, 2013
candysvett2 wrote:
According to Billy's own words via books and interviews, he was booted out in a way, from Graceland.
He accounts that he had signed and hidden a will, at Elvis' request in march before Elvis died in August. Elvis had revised his will, BILLY was IN the will. Elvis asked him if he wanted to read it, he did and then was asked by Elvis to hide it.
ALmost immediately after Elvis death, Elvis' cousin Patsy asked Billy to retrieve the will, he did. HE never saw it again, but he was told that Vernon was seen burning "trash" in a 55 gallon barrel out back of Graceland.
He stayed on a while at graceland helping to catalog and set up the first trophy room. He said there was a difference in opinion as to how certain things should be done, conflict arose and then he was basically out.
Vernon didn't like the Smith's, Gladys' people. Billy was her nephew. Billy asked Vernon for the double wide trailer he and his family lived in behind Graceland. Vernon refused him. He then asked for at least the furniture, Vernon said NO !! They left for mississippi with NOTHING. THey even had to sell off things Elvis had given them to make it. Elvis had told him he would be taken care of. HE told him the trailer was in billy's name
He tried to call priscilla, nothing. He spoke to Lisa once I think and then they have never contacted him again.
So there you have it..at least 'part' of the REAL story.
Elvis loved Billy. He would be appalled if he knew.
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Sorry it is [email protected]
cdono3201

Abingdon, MD

#130 May 30, 2016
jim wrote:
Elvis cousin Billy was the one closest in the last years to Elvis but kinda left out in cold when Elvis died.I was wondering what people know or think they know about this.
Billy was left in the cold because Vernon put him out...Vernon was supposed to put Billy's name on the trailer...and he didn't-kept it in Elvis' name, including the furnishings.

Vernon also destroyed Elvis' "intended written Will" which included the guys and what they should have received...

Vernon was Elvis' "weakest link"...and then Parker who bullied and lied to Elvis many, many times...these two people kept Elvis from being completely fulfilled in his life's ambitions...Unfortunately, Elvis wasn't secure enough to fire Parker or ignore his father's greed and selfishness...hence, prescription meds kept him from having to face reality...which ultimately became an inescapable 'trap.'
cdono3201

Abingdon, MD

#131 May 30, 2016
nina wrote:
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Actually most working people have no pension or benefits and only get severance if they are fired without cause.

Red, Sony and Hebler only got a week's severance for years of service in the West cousin's case - Hebler had only been around a short while.

Had Elvis lived, Billy would have continued to make his living off his cousin.

It's not like Elvis planned to die - but clearly he drew a a new will and cut everyone out except Lisa - had he lived, he might have changed the will back. we'll never know
Elvis told his father to give them each "$5K" - Vernon did not do that...
cdono3201

Abingdon, MD

#132 May 30, 2016
Question: Did Billy ever reveal to the other original MM guys Elvis' true feelings for them? He mentioned in the book "The Memphis Mafia..." that they would be surprised about how Elvis really felt about them...but I haven't heard Billy explain that...Thanks
cdono3201

Abingdon, MD

#133 May 30, 2016
Sweet Caroline wrote:
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She doesn't. In spite of what some think and accuse her of. She was made a co-executor of Elvis' Estate {by Vernon }. PERIOD !! Lisa got everything when the time came, just like Elvis wanted.
It's over & done. Take a break & let the ones left, RIP.
Priscilla does receive compensation, directly/indirectly...for anything she does that is directly related to Elvis and the estate...
Willie small

Philadelphia, PA

#134 Dec 25, 2016
BILLY WAS CLOSE TO HIS COUSIN ELVIS HE WAS THERE FOR HIM EVEN UP TO THE NITE HE DIED I FEEL THAT ELVIS LOVED BILLY AND WOULD HAVE WANTED HIM TO BE TAKIN CARE OF ,ALOT OF GREED AND EVIL COME OUT OF PEOPLE WHEN MONEY IS ENVOLD ,ITS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL ,I FEEL BAD FOR BILLY
mumbo jumbo

Rockford, IL

#135 Aug 13, 2017
The bottom line is that Billy loved Elvis and Elvis loved him.
But Billy who stays to the end got nothing??maybe ???
Billy Smith work for graceland til Priscilla fired him ??
Billy Smith in Elvis Will - who has the Estate of Elvis Now?
They should all be grateful for the time that they had with him.
They should all be grateful for what they got from him .(gifts etc)
Don't believe for a second that people are as gullible as you might believe.
Red, Sony and Hebler only got a week's severance but where proof?
Memphis Mafia worked for him and they were paid, a pay check.
Memphis Mafia being there for Elvis at Elvis's beck and call.
Memphis Mafia had a job to do suppose to do it.
Elvis bought Billy Smith their trailor park graceland.
Travis Smith / sons/WIfe lived white house at graceland.
So billy Smith lived on property Graceland very long time.
Had Elvis lived, Billy would have continued to make his living off his cousin
why do people constantly mix Billy Smith and Billy Stanley?NOT ME.
billy Stanley is Dee son that accused elvis mess with his wife?LIE
Ricky Stanley accused that Elvis took his Girl Friend? LIE
The Stanley were -only related by marriage Vernon and Dee stanley?
Remenber billy Smith was in Interviews & books & Memoirs of Elvis ?
So wasnt billy smith paid for his Services to talk with Memphis Mafia ?
Sure did get to see billy smith on shows that about Elvis presley ?
Mississippi

Frisco, TX

#136 Aug 14, 2017
MsDalton wrote:
If Elvis changed his will, it would have needed some witnesses would it not have? So evidently nobody has come forward to admit they saw a new will.

On Marty Lacker's musings he states he was told by Elvis he was being forced to marry Priscila by her father or he'd go public with him being with her from age 14 on. It seems like some of the other parents of young undeage girls would have likewise come forward about him dating them?(and rumors are many that Col Parker got with some of them and settled with them to keep them quiet)

Of course his ex-wife was living with him at the time but she was of age then, he should have simply refused and denied anything from the past since she was then of age. If this is true, I'm sure he resented her very much. Such a shame. And I don't see where Ginger would have had any reason to wish him dead as he was evidently still GIVING, GIVING, TO HER even though they apparently were not having sex and she is said to have been dating others at the time too. UNLESS he did ask her to leave as rumors had it that Vernon was to do just that if she did not go on tour with him and even the maids say they heard her say SHE WOULD NOT WITH HIM but would meet him later???

He said, she said, they said - NO PROOF of any of it so we'll never know but the people who do know have to (or had to) live with themselves..
In one of the books written by Elvis' maid/cook she stated, if I'm remembering correctly & I think I am, that she heard Elvis say to Ginger, if your not on that plane someone else will be. She said they were arguing. This was within 12 hours of his death, I'm pretty sure.

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