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Updated: 07/30/2014 08:00:03AM

A night about a nurse

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PHOTO BY AL PALMER

Marian Cocke, Elvis Presley's private nurse for the two years before his death 37 years ago, shares memories at Saturday's Elvis tribute at Anna's Diner in Highland City with Lucky Young and Mary Weeks, both of Orlando's Remembering Elvis Fan Club.

PHOTO BY AL PALMER

Marian Cocke talks about her days as Elvis Presley's nurse when the pop icon was at his Graceland home in Memphis

PHOTO BY AL PALMER

Elvis' private nurse Marian Cocke shares a moment with Elvis tribute artist Steve Gillis and Anna's Diner owner Carol Laoudis at Saturday's Elvis remembrance event and book-signing at the diner in Highland City.

PHOTO BY AL PALMER

Elvis Presley's private nurse Marian Cocke of Memphis, Tenn., talks with Elvis fans at Anna's Diner in Highland City Saturday.

By CATHY PALMER

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Even though “The King” died 37 years ago, to some die-hard fans and the woman who nursed him the last two and a half years of his life, he still lives if only in their memories.

A group of Elvis Presley fans and his nurse, Marian Cocke, met Saturday at Anna’s Diner in Highland City to remember the Rock and Roll icon and reminisce with Cocke about the time she had with the famous singer in the years before his Aug. 16, 1977, death at his Graceland home in Memphis, Tenn.

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