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.
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.
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.