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Morris Morrie Hitson, Jr.

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Morris W. Hitson Jr. "Morrie", age 68 of Southern Pines died Thursday,
January 7, 2021 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

A native of New Bern NC, he was a son of the late Morris W. Hitson, Sr. and
Betsy Bowman Edmundson. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam war and
graduated from American University with a Bachelor's Degree in
International Affairs. He later attended graduate school at the University
of Virginia. He was a lifelong member of the Society of Cincinnati that has
been passed down through the family from generation to generation since its
inception by George Washington.

Morrie later joined the American Peace Corps where he served building
schools. He later served as an English college professor in multiple
countries internationally for many years, during which time he made
lifelong friends all over the world. He had a compassionate heart and was
always quick to help a stranger or a friend.

He retired from his international travels to settle back home to Southern
Pines and oversee the care of his late mother Betsy.

He is survived by his fiancé Joyce Kinuthia of Atlanta; sister Elizabeth
Strickland and her husband Bill Strickland of Southern Pines; niece
Caroline McGrail and her husband John McGrail of Washington DC; nephew
Brian Strickland and his wife Heather Strickland of Mebane; great niece and
nephew Eliza and Jack McGrail; several cousins and very close friends.

A graveside service will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery on Wednesday 13th,
2021 at 2 PM.

Powell Funeral Home is serving the Hitson family.

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