A lot of questions but a good thread, Joanne!!
I have never met any of the members of the Memphis Mafia and, to be honest, what I know about some of them is what I've read from books or through documentaries and so on.
I can only say that I have my favourites..those who, according to me, were real friends and didn't care about his success and money...for example Charlie Hodge and Jerry Schilling (although he still pays too much attention to the "widow").
Red and Sonny West...well, they did a really filth with their book in that particular moment of his life...maybe they really told the truth but I'd never hurt a friend in that way.
I don't know enough about the others as Marty Lacker, Lamar Fike, Joe Esposito or Larry Galler (what they did after his death).
Anyway, it's so hard to have an opinion...they all tell different stories about Elvis, their life with him and the facts happened...I'd be curious to know more and to read others posts...