Andy Griffith-themed funeral held for Georgia man
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SPRINGFIELD, Ga. (AP) — Members of one south Georgia community say an Andy Griffith-themed funeral was the best way to honor a well-loved pastor.

The First Baptist Church of Springfield held the funeral for Pastor Jeffrey Rollins on Wednesday. Rollins died in a car accident on Saturday. Springfield is about 25 miles northwest of Savannah.

A police car used in filming of "The Andy Griffith Show," was parked in front of the church during Rollins' funeral. A quote from the show's main character was featured on the funeral program, and clip from the television show played during the ceremony.

Rollins' friend Jimmy McDuffie tells Morris News Service ( that Rollins loved the ease and quietness of the simpler times depicted in the show.

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