Remembering Andy Griffith

July 3, 2012 | By | Comments (4)
Andy Griffith, Tony Award-nominated and Emmy A...

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America lost an icon today with the passing of Andy Griffith. The North Carolina native died this morning at 86. Known best for his iconic roll as Sherrif Andy Taylor in “The Andi Griffith Show,” he also appeared in dozens of films, was the star of “Matlock,” and won a Grammy for his Gospel album. 

His influence leaves a great legacy in television, and on his hometown of Mt. Airy, North Carolina (which is home to the Andy Griffith Museum). From the Raleigh News and Observer:

“And over the years, when Griffith insisted that Mayberry, the perfect little town he invented, was absolutely not based on his hometown of Mount Airy, N.C., fans nodded, winked, said ‘Sure, Andy, whatever you say,’ and went right on believing what they wanted to believe.” 

The tributes are pouring in from around the world: Ron Howard Remembers Andy Griffith’s “Great Sense of Humor About Life”

Mt. Airy News: Andy Griffith Left Imprint on Mayberry Residents

NPR All Song’s Considered Blog: Andy Griffith’s “Flop-Eared Mule” 

Rest in peace, Sheriff.

We want to know: what’s your favorite Andy Griffith memory? 


  1. Thankful

    I am thankful for the example of Andy Griffith and his mother. His mother welcomed my mother and family when coming to the United States. I am grateful the Lord Jesus created such a blessing.

    July 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm
  2. Suzette

    Who could forget whistling to the tune of the Andy Griffith theme song? And busting out laughing and not being able to finish it! With the passing of Andy, an era is over — but his legacy will last for generations. I do indeed intend on passing on thd Andy Griffith show to my children.

    July 3, 2012 at 5:46 pm
  3. The Park Wife
    July 3, 2012 at 7:03 pm
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