George Beltzhoover Morrison

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 11, 2011

Nov. 24, 1950 – June 9, 2011

NATCHEZ — Memorial services for George Beltzhoover Morrison, 60, of Natchez, who died Thursday, June 9, 2011, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, following a brief illness, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the family home, Green Leaves, with the Rev. Sam Tomlinson of Trinity Episcopal Church officiating.

Visitation will from 11 a.m. until service time Sunday at Green Leaves.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Sebrell Funeral Home in Jackson.

Mr. Morrison was born Nov. 24, 1950, the son of George Morrison II and Virginia Lee Beltzhoover Morrison. He was the eldest of five children and a lifelong resident of Natchez. He was educated in the Natchez public school system, graduating from Natchez High School in 1968. Mr. Morrison attended Mississippi State University where he obtained both a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree in education with an emphasis on guidance counseling.

Mr. Morrison, known to a number of friends as George, was a gifted metal artist and welder, inventor, notable sportsman-outdoorsman and a crack “wingshot,” who loved the pursuit of the hunt. He spent much of his youth and adult life embracing nature and the wilds of Adams County and Concordia Parish. As an Eagle Scout, George knew well the value of dedication and hard work, which led to his long time position overseeing his family’s farm, Linwood. He was most content on the farm, Green Leaves, the road between or the river. As if to punctuate his love of the Miss-Lou, George at one point successfully undertook the task of swimming across the Mississippi River.

The list of skills and accomplishments accorded to George was lengthy, though his most notable by far was as the father of his two sons, George Wheeler Morrison and Lowell Langdon Morrison.

George was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother; two sons, George Wheeler and wife, Stacie, of Atlanta and Lowell Langdon of Oxford; two brothers, Daniel Morrison and wife, Uta, of Berlin, Germany and William Morrison and wife, Kim, of Monroe, La.; two sisters, Borodell Morrison Visco and husband, Charles, of Islamorada, Fla., and Joie Morrison of Natchez; three nieces, Hannah and Julia Morrison of Monroe and Ginny Hartman of Miami; and one nephew, Britton Hartman of Lafayette, La.

Memorials may be made to the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society.