Graceland Too to reopen, McLeod to be memorialized

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By JB Clark

Daily Journal

HOLLY SPRINGS – Graceland Too will be open for public tours Aug. 12 in an effort to memorialize the late Paul McLeod and raise money to go toward his funeral, burial and estate expenses, according to a release from McLeod attorney Phillip Knecht said in a news release that Graceland Too, in partnership with Holly Springs, will have a memorial celebration of McLeod’s life Aug. 12 during Elvis Presley week.

Tours, which will be led by McLeod’s family and some Graceland Too lifetime members, will be followed by a midnight candlelight vigil.

“Graceland Too is honored and touched by the outpouring of sympathy for Paul and the growing collection of soda cans at the doorsteps of Graceland Too,” Knecht said in a release. “We encourage Paul’s fans to continue to stop by and leave these cans in his memory.”

Admission to the Aug. 12 tour will, as always, be $5, but this time the fee will even apply to lifetime members to help with McLeod’s final expenses.

McLeod was found dead on his front porch with no signs of obvious trauma Thursday morning. His death came less than two days after he shot and killed what his attorney and police say was an intruder into his home-turned Elvis shrine.

Evidence from the July 15 shooting will be presented to the Marshall County Grand Jury in October.

jb.clark@journalinc.com