The Tribune is sad to report the passing of a former employee, Mrs. Barbara Ann Morrow, 79, of Wetumpka. Morrow worked at the Tribune for several years, greeting everyone who came in with a warm, friendly smile.

Morrow worked for The Tribune while under the ownership of the Venables. Mrs. Venable recalls Morrows as “one of the most honest, dependable and trustworthy persons that I have ever known.”

Willie Moseley, a Tribune columnist, remembers meeting Morrow for the first time.

“Barbara was probably considered to be ‘the face of the Tribune’ for many years by many local folks, because she was the individual who worked the front office, assisting walk-in customers with subscriptions, ads and other facets of customer service,” Moseley said. “Even before I started working at the Tribune, she was the individual to whom I would hand over my contributed essays for the consideration of then-editor Jack Venable. She always had a polite and business-like personality, and that trait was also evident when I was employed there full-time.”

Morrow passed away Oct. 24. She was born February 7, 1938. A memorial service was held Friday, October 27 at Good Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Hill officiating.

Morrow is survived by her sons, Rodney Eugene Morrow and Erick Shawn Morrow (Jennifer); sister-in-law, Marie Morris; grandchildren, Chelsea Hughes (Tony), Mallory Morrow, Meghan Rogers (Jameson) and Rebecca Kudela (Hayden); and great grandchildren, Xanden, Mekhi and Kourtney Morrow and Hendrix Kudela.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Eugene Morrow; brother, Bobby Ray Morris and sister, Juanita Morris. The family extends special thanks to her caregivers, Melinda Ross, Joyce Anthony and Cindy Missildine. Online condolences at