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Condolences for Andy Griffith

Posted July 3, 2012

WRAL is collecting people's memories of Andy Griffith and condolences for his death. We will forward them to his family later. Please refrain from any negative comments, and be sure to sign your name to your entry.

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  • canarymom Jul 21, 2012

    Andy, you will be greatly missed. Thank you for your many contributions to the world and helping people to be happy watching your shows. I know you're in Heaven and singing in the choir there. Someday, I shall meet you in person in Eternity. God bless and keep you. Gail McMahon

  • halltrip Jul 9, 2012

    Andy: One of a kind.
    Will always love and miss you, but will watch you and Mayberry until the day I die, and will smile.

  • veronicacowey Jul 8, 2012

    I grew up watching the Andy Griffith show,I'm 69 and I still watch it in fact we have recored most of all the shows,My husband and I have been to Myberry Days for the past two year and we are going again this year,I have never been to a town as friendly as Mayberry,you are treated like family.
    I love Mayberry days it's a great place to go to visit.Andy we are going to miss you,Thank you for such a great show all these year.
    tweety

  • sherricreel Jul 6, 2012

    I'm a 27 year old, only child and daughter. I have NEVER cried over an actor before-today I CRIED like a baby. My dad(and mom) are Andy's biggest fans. No really-they are! We owned all 249 episodes (recorded off of WRAL no less)and every character was a member of our little family. Opie might as well have been my brother. From haunted houses, bullies, winning and losing,crazy hill billy Darlings and last but not least...family. I'm pretty sure there isn't a day that goes by that we don't quote something from the show that has to do with our daily life. "Boy Giraffes are selfish" I have no idea what that applies to but we say it anyway-all the time. I do not have 1 favortie episode-but I have narrowed it down to 3. Season 1-#11-Christmas Story, season 3 episode #1-Mr.Mcbeevee and season 4 episode#2-The Haunted House. There you go, I sure hope to see those played on at least one of the many marathons going on this weekend. Love and miss you Andy.

  • artusaudrey53 Jul 6, 2012

    I am very sad abouth the death of Andy Griffith, I loved watching him over the years growing up. I visited Mt. Airy in 1994 & 2008, I knew of his best friend Emit. Give Andy's family my sympathey & the town of Mt. Airy. He will live in my heart thru all of the the being re-run on TV Land. Also thank you for his statue in front of the Andy Griffth playhouse. He was loved by many.

    Audrey from Pa.

  • rstafford6132 Jul 5, 2012

    A bit of a rough day with the news of Andy Griffith's passing. But it was also a day of fond memories and, yes indeed, even a smile or two and a bit of laughter. Andy was a true Tar Heel 3 times over: he was a son of the state, born and raised in Mt Airy, he was a graduate of the University of North Carolina in 1949 (i.e. the year I was born) and he was ever the ambassador for the good of this state with the "Andy Griffith Show".
    That show is still the best comedy ever. But even more than a comedic treasure, it's about what can be right about family, and love for one another, and doing the right things the right way. I know it was just a make believe show, in a make believe town, with make believe characters, but who amongst can't think of their own special episode and relate it to something special in their own life!!
    God Speed Andy!! Say hey to Barn and tell Goober , "Gomer says hey" . Now let's all crack that smile!!
    Love,
    The Staffords

  • fury143 Jul 5, 2012

    I grew up watching Andy. I was born and raised in Brooklyn New York a tough town to be raised in.
    I always admired the calm quietness of Mayberry and the lessons that andy presented on each show.
    My husband and I now live in North Carolina and if we are home at 5:30 we always watch Andy.
    He will be missed and he had the most beautiful smile I have ever seen and I will probally not see a smile like his ever again.
    R.I.P. Andy you gave us so much.

  • dknight4 Jul 5, 2012

    I, like others, grew up watching Andy Griffith. I loved No Time for Sargents. I spend yesterday watching his appearances on Hawaii Five-O, The Mod Squad and the Pilot on Make Room For Daddy! Loved his music and Christmas is not Christmas without listening to Conrad and the Angel. He was a true Tarheel. Prayers are with his family and close friends.

  • watsonj59507 Jul 5, 2012

    I grew up watching the Andy Griffith show and I still enjoy watching it to relax after working. Andy represented the State of North Carolina well. Besides his work in TV and movies, I enjoyed his singing voice and listening to the gospel recordings he made. May God bless and comfort his family members and closest friends.

  • jbp1958 Jul 5, 2012

    I was born in Tyrrell County, next door to Dare County. We grew up knowing that Andy had a home in Manteo. I was a member of the Columbia High School Band when he supplied the Manteo High School Band with all of their equipment. Mr. Griffith will truly be missed. RIP and may God Bless !

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