I don't know if people still read this forum, but to me this is a big deal. I think Betty Lynn is the last resident of Mayberry still with us. I had lunch with Jim years ago in Myrtle Beach, and he couldn't have been nicer...telling funny stories about Carol Burnett and such. RIP Mr. Nabors...the moments you had on screen with Don Knotts were my favorite parts of the show.
Jim Nabors, who gave popular culture its most enduring image of a wide-eyed, good-natured if none too bright hayseed in a character whose very name – Gomer Pyle – would become synonymous with lovable rube, died Thursday in Hawaii. He was 87.