Big man barely noticed in death – Columns by Barry Saunders – News & Observer

PostedGARNER — The obituary in the newspaper read Edward Rayfield Simmons, but most people knew him simply as Rayfield.
They knew him as a strong man in his day, almost mythically strong. Able to carry a bag of coal in each hand or to lift and toss a bale of hay with one.
Simmons was not, however, strong enough to survive a collision with a car Friday night. Story continues here ➤