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Tributes paid to ‘Elvis Presley’

Elvis Presley, who's funeral will be tomorrow at Boddington church

Elvis Presley, who's funeral will be tomorrow at Boddington church

A tribute has been paid to a well-known local character who died on Easter Sunday.

Formerly known as Jim Denness, of Millers Close in Lower Boddington, he changed his name by deed poll to Elvis Presley in 2002 to mark 25 years since the original Elvis passed away.

His funeral, which will be a graveside service, is to be held at St John the Baptist Church in Lower Boddington tomorrow (Friday), starting at 2pm.

Speaking to the Daventry Express, his great niece Jayne Turner, from Maidstone in Kent, said: “England loses another of our great eccentrics.

“He had such fun in his life, never did anyone any harm and raised money for charity with his antics.

“I will miss his telephone calls and the interesting stories he used to tell me.” Elvis was well known around the town’s pubs and other venues as well as villages across the area for miming and dancing along to his hero’s songs.

He will also be the last person to be buried in the church yard at Boddington.

It will be closed as the churchyard is full, with a new burial site to open later in the year.

 

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