When our beloved “Mayberry Creator” passed away on July 3rd, 2012 the Mayberry Community reacted in kind by paying tribute after tribute on the web. Facebook absolutely exploded, as did other social networks. Soon afterward, many articles began to surface detailing Andy’s life, contributions and legacy. It’s amazing when you stop and think about how many people Andy’s life touched. I decided to collect every article I could find and share them in this post for all to read at leisure. These are wonderful. I hope you enjoy them.
Andy Griffith always remembered as sheriff of Mayberry, modeled after hometown
Andy Griffith — A lasting legacy with timeless values
Is the ideal of small-town America a myth?
The Small-Town Wisdom of Andy Griffith