Bryan Woman Marks Anniversary of Elvis' Death With Tribute

By: Shane McAuliffe Email
By: Shane McAuliffe Email

Everyday at Buddy's Appliance, you'll find Nancy Arnall working in the accounts department.

She's lived in Bryan for 40 years and she's got a not so secret obsession.

"Oh, he's the best singer in the world," said Arnall.

That's right, Nancy is all shook up about Elvis. You see listening to the king takes her back to the good days.

"Just reminiscing about the old songs and who you used to listen to them with," said Arnall.

That includes her husband who passed away five years ago.

"We both loved him so it makes me think of him," said Arnall.

With the anniversary of Elvis' death upon us, Nancy is reminded of what made the King so unique.

"There's nobody that's going to sound like that again! And his looks," said Arnall.

But those looks took a turn for the worst when Elvis' health started its downturn in the mid 70's.

"I wish he could have made it on and not gotten chubby like he did," said Arnall.

Nancy has several unique Elvis items like records, stamps, and even a copy of The Eagle reporting on his death.
She even has flowers that were placed on his grave and given to her when she visited Graceland back in 1984.

"You can tell they're flowers but not the prettiest ones in world," said Arnall.

Even though he may be gone, the King lives on in her heart thanks to his sweet songs.

"It's not loud music, it's just nice music to listen to and dance to," said Arnall.

That's all right momma, there's nothing wrong with a little dancing when listening to the King.

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