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Andy Griffith Dead at 86, BREAKING NEWS: Friend Says Andy Griffith Has Died
witn.com ^ | Jul 3, 2012

Posted on 07/03/2012 7:20:39 AM PDT by KeyLargo

Updated: Tue 10:16 AM, Jul 03, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Friend Says Andy Griffith Has Died

Former UNC President Bill Friday says Andy Griffith died this morning in Dare County. Friday, who is a close friend of the actor, confirmed that to WITN News.

Friday tells us the 86-year-old actor died at his Dare County home around 7:00 a.m. this morning.

Griffith attended UNC Chapel Hill where he earned a degree in Music. According to IMDb.com, Griffith was a regular on the Ed Sullivan show in the 1950's.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Books/Literature; Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: andygriffth; maybery; movies; television
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To: Arm_Bears

Good grief.....I certainly wouldn’t wish a person to hell for his political beliefs. He was probably raised as a yellow dog Democrat and never saw the light like my parents and most of my aged family members. Reagan changed that so I’ll just remember Andy Griffith as a wonderful entertainer who brought me and my generation wonderful memories of childhood. RIP Andy.


51 posted on 07/03/2012 9:36:14 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Oh how I remember that Sam......it still makes me LOL. :)


52 posted on 07/03/2012 9:37:56 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: EyeGuy

I totally agree. Well said EyeGuy.......:)


53 posted on 07/03/2012 9:40:03 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: BerryDingle

Yes.......I always loved Sam. He was about the only sane person except for Kate on that halarious show! LOL


54 posted on 07/03/2012 9:42:18 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: swampfox101; jimmyo57; Harold Shea

“One of the funniest movies EVER.....!”

And what a great cast!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Time_for_Sergeants_(1958_film)


55 posted on 07/03/2012 9:54:24 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
"Maybe the flower gift costs will instead be sent to the Kenyan bastard’s re-election as donations."

Already being taken care of. Hollywierd libs are donating $$$$$ to 'The One' in memory of Ole Sheriff Andy as we speak.....

In Lieu of Flowers Send Your Money to Obama June 24, 2012 By dana

That’s Right Folks! Obama wants you to put the dic back in dictator! He needs 4 more years to completely destroy what’s left of your life but he needs your money to do it.

If you’re expecting a birthday, wedding, anniversary, graduation or any other special ocassion gift, Obama wants you to tell your loved ones and friends to forget about YOU and make a donation to his reelection campaign.

Forget saving for Christmas for your kids; Obama needs your money. Your children can go without a gift, and perhaps another meal.

And lets not forget your poor dead grandma. Don’t waste flowers on her, send Obama a check.

You would think selling us out to China, the Muslim Brotherhood, Russia and other enemies would satisfy his hungry desire for power , money and control. But lest we forget ….Obama thinks he’s entitled to everything you own, your very being, and now even the happiness of a gift.

At the campaign’s “Obama event registry” page, fundraisers say:

“Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?

“Let your friends know how important this election is to you – register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate – and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.

“Setting up and sharing your registry page is easy – so get started today.”

Note: Obama wants the monetary value of the gift, he doesn’t want the toaster or vase.

I can only imagine how many brain dead people will actually do this?

What a pathetic LOSER!

Sources: examiner, wnd, foxnews

http://www.franklincountyvapatriots.com/2012/06/24/in-lieu-of-flowers-send-your-money-to-obama/

56 posted on 07/03/2012 10:10:19 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Arm_Bears
He lost me when he voiced his support for the John Edwards Senate campaign. IIRC, he said that was the biggest mistake he ever made.

Sheriff Taylor never wore a gun. I guess that should have been our first clue?

57 posted on 07/03/2012 10:24:22 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Dawgreg
Guess that just leaves Opie, Gomer and Thelma Lou.

That's just what my mom and I came up with earlier today.

58 posted on 07/03/2012 10:59:56 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: RummyChick

That little Opie was the best and so cute too when he was about 5 or 6. Who wouldn’t want a little boy like Opie?


59 posted on 07/03/2012 11:03:16 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: KeyLargo

One of the Darling boys died in May too:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2884891/posts
Doug Dillard Dead: Bluegrass Banjo Great Dies at 75


60 posted on 07/03/2012 11:09:12 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Yes, indeed it was......!

Just don’t make’em like that anymore.


61 posted on 07/03/2012 11:14:33 AM PDT by swampfox101
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Yes, indeed it was......!

Just don’t make’em like that anymore.


62 posted on 07/03/2012 11:14:54 AM PDT by swampfox101
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To: All
I liked him in his movies and Tv shows.

However my family will be stuck with Obama Tax and might not have the time to be whistling to the fishing hole as we will be working while the “free Riders” will be at the ole fishing hole.

As far as a hero where was he when my Dad was jumping off a landing craft in the Pacific with the Marines at 17..

At least Gomer servedLOL

63 posted on 07/03/2012 11:49:33 AM PDT by bobbys
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To: bobbys
"However my family will be stuck with Obama Tax and might not have the time to be whistling to the fishing hole"

Not to worry.

Obama will have re-education camps set up to instruct you and your family on the evils of harming fish.

Mar 9, 2010

ESPNOutdoors.com writer Robert Montgomery posted an article today claiming that the administration's decision to end the public comment phase of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force means that Obama is likely preparing to issue an executive order outlawing recreational fishing in America.

64 posted on 07/03/2012 12:45:17 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

A much loved American icon gone.
Rip, Mr. Griffith.


65 posted on 07/03/2012 1:41:01 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: beaversmom

It’s really sad when we watch these old shows and count how many from those shows are no longer with us. Alas, time marches on. Sad.......:(


66 posted on 07/03/2012 3:27:01 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Dawgreg

Maggie Petersen aka Charlene Darling is still around—forgot about her. When Doug Dillard died in May, I watched a video of her (recent one) where she was singing with the Dillards.

Rodney Dillard And Maggie Peterson Issue Statement On Death Of Andy Griffith
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=155516


67 posted on 07/03/2012 4:28:27 PM PDT by beaversmom
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Rodney Dillard and Maggie Peterson have both issued statements regarding the death of actor Andy Griffith who died today in Dare County, North Carolina. Both appeared as part of the Darling family on The Andy Griffith Show in the ‘60s.

“Andy Griffith became more than an icon. He represented American family values and has given comfort and hope in these uncertain times. He gave The Dillards (The Darlings) an opportunity to be part of this. Andy was kind, generous and patient with an inexperienced group of pickers from the Ozark Mountains. Andy Griffith’s impact on the world will last forever,” said Rodney Dillard. Rodney appeared in six episodes of The Andy Griffith Show (1963-1966), Return to Mayberry TV movie (1986) and composer of the Andy Griffith Show Reunion TV special (1993). For more information, please visit www.RodneyDillard.TV

Maggie Peterson, who played the role of Charlene Darling on The Andy Griffith Show (1963-1968) kept in contact with Andy throughout the years. Today in a tearful statement, she said “The passing of Andy leaves me so saddened. It feels like the presence that kept us steady in life is now gone. The Darling family was treated with such respect on the show. These could have been ridiculous characters, without Andy’s respectful reaction to us. Everyone will truly miss him. Thank God we have those beautiful episodes to keep us company. He enhanced my life and I will miss him so.”

More information The Dillards (The Darlings)
In 1962, The Dillards, who had a new recording contract with Elektra Records, were asked by the producers of The Andy Griffith Show to play a bluegrass-playing family (The Darlings), whose patriarch was to played by popular Hollywood actor Denver Pyle… and to this day The Dillards are seen nearly every day somewhere in the world thanks to the still enormous popularity of The Andy Griffith Show re-runs. Rodney Dillard wrote and collaborated with others to write such classic songs as “There Is A Time”, “The Darlin’ Boys”, “Ebo Walker”, and “Dooley.”


68 posted on 07/03/2012 4:29:47 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

You’re right. I forgot about that.


69 posted on 07/03/2012 6:23:52 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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