8/16/77: Billy Smith says he was alerted to Elvis’s emergency situation by a phone call from Patsy Gambill at “a quarter to two” (~1:45pm), which is approximately one hour before we’ve been told (as part of the official story) that the ambulance departed Graceland with Elvis en route to Baptist. An alert at ~1:45pm would mean that when Patsy called Billy, the ambulance had already left.
Billy Smith has stated consistently, over many years, that he was alerted at ~1:45pm that Elvis had been taken to Baptist by ambulance.
[Reminder re: Smith’s statements.]
Note : From “Revelations from the Memphis Mafia,” page 862: “Sometime after two I got a telephone call from my cousin, Patsy.” “Revelations” came out in 1995.