Date: 3/25/17 4:25 pm
From: Cherrie Sneed (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Passing of Gary Phillips
It is with deep sadness that I read this news about the passing Gary
Phillips. In recent years he had not posted frequently on the listserve,
but I always looked forward to his posts in past years. He had the most
humorous and endearing way of reporting his yard birds and other birds in
his "confines" as he would say. His love for birding was felt through his
writings and will surely be missed.

Cherrie

On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 6:58 PM, Carol Chelette <carolinabirds...>
wrote:

> When I started chemo treatment for breast cancer in 2003, they told me I'd
> lose my hair in 16 days. So I decided to do something fun and just for me
> that weekend. I contacted Gary about a trip he was leading at Hobcaw
> Barony, with my target bird being a Bachman's sparrow. I listened to tapes
> on the way down there, so when I heard the song in the field, I knew just
> what it was. Gary was quick to find the bird for me, and we celebrated the
> lifer. He didn't know/acknowledge I was wearing a wig, and I was delighted
> to NOT be thinking about cancer for that morning. I've never forgotton how
> grateful I was to him, and I am sorry to hear that the birding community
> has lost such a special guy.
>
> Carol Chelette
> Durham, NC
>
> On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 6:38 PM, Dennis Forsythe <carolinabirds...>
> wrote:
>
>> All,
>>
>> So sorry to hear. I enjoyed many hours in the field with Gary and many
>> different locations including his home. He will be greatly missed.
>>
>> Dennis
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 10:59 AM, KC Foggin <carolinabirds...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> This is so very, very heartbreaking to hear.
>>>
>>> Gary was right there for me when I first got in to birding. Such a sad
>>> loss for all.
>>>
>>> K.C.
>>>
>>> K.C. Foggin
>>> Socastee
>>> Myrtle Beach SC
>>>
>>> Take nothing but pictures,
>>> Leave nothing but footprints
>>> Kill nothing but time
>>>
>>> www.birdforum.net
>>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.birdforum.net&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=4_jaPpXqslgktT-Uog8ALdY5BPnZevt0Njnml0QhzYM&s=IRsAJAJAPSbiCkhc9NLUXAMXBPzWxJp6ASeEEnHpmn8&e=>
>>>
>>> www.pbase.com/kcfoggin/nikon_d50_pages
>>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.pbase.com_kcfoggin_nikon-5Fd50-5Fpages&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=4_jaPpXqslgktT-Uog8ALdY5BPnZevt0Njnml0QhzYM&s=Us3NjSVg4BEU0OgMYdJWMbKS4yBa_OAh1DwYRKtyAfo&e=>
>>>
>>> On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 10:54 AM, Dwayne Martin <carolinabirds...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I was saddened today to learn of the passing of Gary Phillips from
>>>> Conway, SC. Gary was a frequent poster on Carolinabirds. I saw my lifer
>>>> Rufous Hummingbird in his yard about 18 years ago. Here is his obituary:
>>>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.legacy.com_obituaries_myrtlebeachonline_obituary&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=AZKp4GkM_HoFh0aXGMyYgBgADvN1gIlmFLrcUDrcN1A&s=9fn_izbr0Us1o8GJp4FmFID4OvFQlqNpv8_bT4COtIE&e= .
>>>> aspx?n=gary-phillips&pid=184693410
>>>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.legacy.com_obituaries_myrtlebeachonline_obituary.aspx-3Fn-3Dgary-2Dphillips-26pid-3D184693410&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=JldbnoHNgAuoYp-jCOtD6MVDWkQjUkXhd2HJToehyYA&s=vkGiLXN5j2TBFj8yIaertVSCisnMe2fYenJhNd4fryk&e=>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Dwayne
>>>> *************
>>>> J. Dwayne Martin
>>>> Hickory, NC
>>>> <redxbill...>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Catawba County Park Ranger
>>>> Riverbend Park - Conover, NC
>>>> <jdmartin...>
>>>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.catawbacountync.gov_depts_parks_&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=AZKp4GkM_HoFh0aXGMyYgBgADvN1gIlmFLrcUDrcN1A&s=4P3SsnAhQYQ4l_CKBzeRchslTYixDRPaxu9m0QtgKag&e=
>>>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.catawbacountync.gov_depts_parks_&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=JldbnoHNgAuoYp-jCOtD6MVDWkQjUkXhd2HJToehyYA&s=QqHx0V9cPZwMdr1nP2PKc5wTYCVj7Vv_BkkiaxNq5Go&e=>
>>>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.weatherlink.com_user_riverbendpark&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=AZKp4GkM_HoFh0aXGMyYgBgADvN1gIlmFLrcUDrcN1A&s=HKnG9FIl216G12UEOLzhkbNGlREwnDp4amhvaQa5zg4&e=
>>>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.weatherlink.com_user_riverbendpark&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=JldbnoHNgAuoYp-jCOtD6MVDWkQjUkXhd2HJToehyYA&s=zktTcX0ez8F6Dumc3YRr3dUkDdZfqMOLXAhBXL-W2n0&e=>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
>> South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
>> South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
>> Emeritus Professor of Biology
>> The Citadel
>> 171 Moultrie St,
>> Charleston, SC 29409
>> 843.795.3996 <(843)%20795-3996>-home
>> 843.953.7264 <(843)%20953-7264>-fax
>> 843.708.1605 <(843)%20708-1605>-cell
>> <dennis.forsythe...>
>>
>
>


--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
*Cherrie & Dan Sneed*
Meggett, SC
St. Paul's Parish
Southern Coastal Charleston County
&
Robbinsville, NC
Snowbird Mountains
Graham County

 
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