Andy Griffith’s widow gets permit to demolish his NC home

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Andy Griffith

MANTEO, N.C. — The widow of television icon Andy Griffith has obtained a permit to demolish the small home where he lived for years on the coast of North Carolina.

The Washington Post reports records show Cindi Griffith obtained the permit, but it was not clear if she will definitely follow through with tearing down the home, which is located along the Roanoke Sound in Dare County.

Longtime friends of Andy Griffith’s like costume designer William Long have reportedly said they had wishes to preserve the home as a museum.

Griffith was 86 years old when he died last summer.  He passed away at the Dare County home with his wife at his side.  He was reported buried on his farm during a private service with his family at 11:30 a.m. that morning.

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