Veteran reporter Orville Hancock dead at 86

FORT WORTH, TX Pauline Hancock, his wife of 59 years, said he died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital. His funeral is pending in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent 24 years as a reporter and editor with the Memphis Press-Scimitar before the afternoon daily closed in 1983.

It was there that he interviewed Presley several times and became well-acquainted with the superstar. His wife said Presley would casually drop by the Press-Scimitar newsroom to chat with reporters. After the Press-Scimitar closed, he moved to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where he retired in March 1992.

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