OBITUARIES
California Lives: Every Thursday, read an obituary of a notable Californian from the archives
LOCAL OBITUARIES

Opie and Andy Taylor

Ronny Howard, left, played Sheriff Andy Taylor's son, Opie, on "The Andy Griffith Show." Howard, who grew up to become one of Hollywood's top directors, considered Griffith to be "like a wonderful uncle to me."

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