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  • Kent Erickson

    RIP Andy Samuel Griffith, (here, receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom) ~ June 1, 1926 - July 3, 2012

  • Cheryl Till

    ANDY SAMUEL GRIFFITH - born 06/01/1926 in Mount Airy, NC; died on 07/03/2012 in Manteo, NC from an undisclosed illness. Actor, Comedian, TV Producer, Singer (country, bluegrass & southern gospel), Writer. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on 11/09/2005. He is survived by his second wife, Cindi Knight and two adopted children with his first wife, Barbara Bray Edwards

  • Elizabeth Andersen

    Andy Griffith, Tony Award-nominated and Emmy Award-nominated American actor, producer, writer, director and Grammy Award-winning southern gospel singer. Image taken as President George W. Bush presents him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005

  • Pamela Davis

    Andy Griffith Passes Away | The Southern Gospel Music Magazine |

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