Carol Tulane Bond Phillips died on Monday, February 20, 2023 peacefully. She was 85 years old and has been a resident of Southern Pines, NC since 2018.
Carol was born and grew up in Savannah, GA, the daughter of Helon and Glenn Bond. From an early age, she loved the outdoors, both horseback riding and watersports as well as gardening. She continued her love of riding and foxhunting while attending Bennett College in Millbrook, NY.
Carol was married and divorced from Harold Arthur Phillips, before moving to Southern Pines. Prior to that, she was three children: Parke Glenn Espy, Cameron Walthour Compton Sadler & Tayloe Bond Compton Moye.
Professionally, Carol worked in banking and later owned and managed her own Evergreen Pet Lodge and Grooming Kennels in Hilton Head Island. Leaving Hilton Head in the mid 1980’s for the NC mountains, she worked many years at the Bird Barn & Garden in Highlands. While in Cashiers, NC, Carol enjoyed hiking, gardening, birding, and many church-related activities. Her daughters convinced her to move to Southern Pines, NC in 2018, and join them at their horse farm, called The Pastures. While Carol was sad to leave the mountains behind, she always thoroughly enjoyed watching her daughters’ equestrian pursuits, whether it was Blessing of the Hounds, a horse show or a hunter trial. She continued to focus on her passions. She gardened, fed the birds, and watched the horses and riders every day. Carol was a devout Episcopalian, and later Anglican. She loved talking politics with her lady friends and was a wonderful cook. She always loved her pets immensely, both retrievers and cats.
She is survived by 2 daughters Cameron Compton Sadler and Tayloe Compton Moye, as well as Tayloe’s daughter Summer Tayloe Compton. She has two nieces, Holly Tulane Peterson of Bluffton, SC and Helon Shaw Morris of Guyton, GA.
Carol’s service will be held Saturday March 18th at 4 PM at the Hilltop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please donate to the Walthour Moss Foundation.
Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Service arrangements have been entrusted to Boles Funeral Home.