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    Vernon and Gladys graves

    Ello,
    Dont mean this to be morbid or owt, but does anyone know what the text says on Vernon and Gladys graves? Weve all seen Elvis and know what it says on his but Im just curious as to what is on his parents. Ive searched the net and looked in all my books but cant find a photo where you can read it.
    This has been bugging me for years.

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    Dave TCB

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    I've just found two pics of their graves....here they are...nothing special on them..

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    Doesn't it say on Gladys' grave "She was the sunshine of our home" ?
    "They poisoned you with compromise; At what point did you realize; Everyone loved your life but you...
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    I can't see what it says on Vernon's grave because it is to small but here is what it says on Gladys'


    Gladys Love Smith Presley

    April 25, 1912
    August 14, 1958

    Wife of Vernon Elvis Presley
    Mother of Elvis Aaron Presley and Jesse Garon Presley

    She was a great person, a great wife and mother
    She was also loved by many.
    We loved her dearly and she is sadly missed.



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    I think the "Sunshine" comment was on the original gravestone.
    Got my family, my kids, my books and my music, I'm good, yeah, I'm good.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menwithbrokenhearts
    I think the "Sunshine" comment was on the original gravestone.

    Yes...I had the same thought...I think they changed it after they moved the grave

    next to Elvis.

    It's a pity we can read what's one Vernon's grave...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverTheKing
    It's a pity we can read what's one Vernon's grave...
    I agree. I'll try to look around on the net and see if I can find a better photo.
    Got my family, my kids, my books and my music, I'm good, yeah, I'm good.....

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    Gladys:

    Gladys Love Smith Presley

    April 25, 1912
    August 14, 1958

    Wife of
    Vernon Elvis Presley

    Mother of
    Elvis Aaron Presley
    and
    Jesse Garon Presley

    She was a great person, a great wife and mother.
    She was also loved by many.
    We loved her dearly and she is sadly missed.


    Vernon:

    Vernon Elvis Presley

    April 10, 1916
    June 26, 1979

    Son of
    Jesse D. Presley
    and
    Minnie Mae Presley

    Father of
    Elvis Aaron Presley
    and
    Jessie Garon Presley

    Grandfather of
    Lisa Marie Presley

    For when that one great scorer comes
    To write against your name
    He writes not that you won or lost
    But how you played the game

    Our beloved Vernon was always a man to look up to.
    He touched each of our lives with love, protected his own, and truly was the keeper of the flame.
    Quietly and reverently he carried his responsibility.
    In gentle ways he shared his wisdom and strength.
    Endurance and understanding allowed him to be above all a fair man to everyone.

    Love us patient and endureth all things
    God's finger touched him and he slept.
    Tennyson

    Though you're gone from us, we will forever hold you close in our hearts with precious memories.
    Last edited by amzietamzie; 05-23-2006 at 07:14 AM.
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    Thanks a lot for your help Amy!

    Now we know what's on Vernon's grave!

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    who was responsible for the words on vernon s grave ?

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    I was just wondering...in Elvis' last concert tour, Elvis introduces Vernon to the audience and says his father has not been on the road with him for 2 years because of illness, but mentions that he was feeling much better....
    Does anyone know what illness Vernon had?

    franny

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    Mr. Prseley had respiratory problems and suffered several heart attacks.
    If your an Elvis fan, no explanation is necessary....
    If your not, no explanation is possible!

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    Thanks, RS277 for answering my question...I wasn't aware that he had several heart attacks...That explains why Vernon aged so fast...

    franny

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