A friend of mine, Chris Welch of The Huntsville Times wrote a very fitting tribute to Alicia Smith Heaton who passed away suddenly this week. Visitation is this evening. I know my general manager will be there and I’m going to try to finish up in time to make the drive to Lawrenceburg to see Terry.
Alicia was one of the sweetest and friendliest people I met while working in Huntsville. Though we worked at competing stations and I didn’t know her very well, she always was quick with a hello and sometimes a hug when I did see her. Soon after I made the move to Memphis, I got a call after my first story or newscast. It was Alicia who was also in Memphis. She simply called to say hello and welcome me and told me I would do fine there.
Keep Terry in your prayers. These next few days are going to be tough.