Monday, February 7, 2011 at 8:00 am (Updated: February 7, 10:58 am)
Phil Hanes, who passed away on Jan. 16 at age 84, was a dynamic visionary who inspired and challenged others to work for the causes he pursued with persistence and passion.
He purchased almost 2,000 acres of land in Grayson County along the New River when he learned that it was slated for development.
Instead, he and his wife Charlotte promoted the river as a recreational resource and are now part owners and suppliers of grass-fed beef to Grayson Natural Foods.
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