Mayberry Days Celebration Wraps Up With Tribute

The hometown of the late actor Andy Griffith is wrapping up an annual celebration with a special tribute to him.

The Mayberry Days celebration in Mount Airy ends Sunday with a tribute featuring local musicians playing Griffith's Grammy-winning gospel hymns.

The 86-year-old actor was born in Mount Airy and lived in Manteo. He died in July, a day after suffering a heart attack.

Griffith was best known for playing Sheriff Andy Taylor in "The Andy Griffith Show," which aired from 1960 to 1968.

More than a half-century after the series first aired, fans are still coming to Mount Airy, looking for a glimpse of small-town life and the simpler times portrayed on the show.


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