We included this blurb from the November 1996 issue of Guideposts in a Christian Activities article (which was copied in the Huffington Post today).
"I firmly believe that in every situation, no matter how difficult, God extends grace greater than the hardship, and strength and peace of mind that can lead us to a place higher than where we were before."
Entertainer Andy Griffith laid to rest on July 3, 2012
Musician, actor, and television personality Andy Griffith, who passed away on July 3, 2012, was laid to rest hours after his death. He was buried by family less than five hours after he died per his own expressed wishes. "It had been planned for some time," said a spokesman for the Griffith family. "This was the wish of his family."
Read more at: Entertainer Andy Griffith laid to rest on July 3, 2012 - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner