The church was packed for the two-hour funeral, and those attending were reminded of Rollins’ fondness for The Andy Griffith Show with a clip from the show and a quote from the character Andy Taylor on the funeral program.
“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,” Griffith once said.
Rollins was known to use quotes from the show in his work the children of the church.
“Jeff loved Andy Griffith,” Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie said. “I think he loved the easiness of it, the quietness. The way Effingham used to be years ago. It was a small community, a quiet community, it was a lot simpler times.”
McDuffie said Rollins was a good man who will be missed.
“I’ve never known anybody that had anything bad to say about the man,” McDuffie said. “He was 100 percent genuine.”