By on May 8, 2012
Salute to the Kornfield
George Lindsey & Lulu Roman
The late George Lindsey with HEE-HAW friend and
cast-member, Lulu Roman (Photo by Phil Johnson)

George Lindsey’s Appearance on Salute to the Kornfield
His Last as HEE-HAW Cast Member
To see a clip from Lindsey’s appearance on Salute to the Kornfield, click HERE.
Nashville, TN (May 6, 2012) – Country Music and television fans are collectively mourning the passing of George “Goober” Lindsey, who passed away early this morning at the age of 83 after an extended illness. Lindsey was probably best remembered for his character Goober Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry RFD. Lindsey continued this beloved role on TV’s HEE-HAW, one of the longest running shows in production in television history.

Lindsey recently appeared on Country’s Family Reunion:  Salute to the Kornfield, which celebrated the show and reunited many of the characters of HEE-HAW for the first time since production ended.  Sadly, this was one of the last on-camera performances by George Lindsey, whose sole career mission was “to make people smile.”

“What an absolute blessing it was to have George Lindsey and all of his friends on Salute to the Kornfield,” said Larry Black, founder of Gabriel Communications and Producer of Country’s Family Reunion. “Unfortunately, for all of us, it turns out that this appearance was among his last…this makes the memories all the more precious.”

Country’s Family Reunion: Salute to the Kornfield is available in its entirety as a 5-DVD celebration of the television show HEE-HAW. It features appearances Lindsey, Roy Clark, Buddy Alan Owens, LuLu Roman, Gordie Tapp, Buck Trent, Don Harron, Charlie McCoy, Mike Snider, Barbie Benton, Roni Stoneman, Gunilla Hutton, Cathy Baker, Ricky Skaggs, Johnny Lee, Larry Gatlin, Gene Watson, The Whites, Moe Bandy and more.  For more information, please visit www.cfrvideos.comor by calling 1-800-820-5405.

Started in 1996 as the idea of long-time disc jockey, Larry Black, Gabriel Communications specializes in “Reunion Videos.” The success of this television and DVD series spurred the creation of more than a dozen more projects featuring hundreds of songs and stories as well as Country’s Family Reunion News, a monthly newspaper which highlights the music of yesteryear, as well as a weekly format spin-off television show on RFD-TV called “Larry’s Country Diner.” Gabrielle Communications has additionally applied the Reunion concept to sports and created videos involving the legends of stock car racing and collegiate football teams. For more information on Country’s Family Reunion products, please visit:

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.