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'Aunt Bee' from 'Andy Griffith Show' left $100G trust fund for police in small NC town, report says
Siler City, N.C.

Frances Bavier, the late actress who played the kind-hearted Aunt Bee on the TV classic, "The Andy Griffith Show," apparently felt a lot of appreciation for her local police force.

When Bavier died in 1989 at age 86, her will specified that $100,000 go toward a trust fund for the police department in Siler City, N.C., the small town where she lived alone with her 14 cats in her later years, the News & Observer of Raleigh reported.

It was considered a nice final gesture by a woman whom the locals say could sometimes be difficult to deal with, in contrast to her TV persona.