Gladys sister, Lillian Fortenberry, in a photo taken after Elvis' death, 1977. She was 78 years old. Mrs. Fortenberry's only daughter, Bobbie Jane, died young. She and Elvis were like sister and brother as children where Lillian took in young Elvis many a day. As Gladys was dying, her sister remained attentive to her during her final days. The Fortenberry family is an allied family of not only the Smith clan but of the Presley clan.