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Business Leaders: Past And Present


Last updated 9/11/2018 at 2:41pm

At the end of last month, Ray Simmons passed away. Many newcomers to the county may never have heard of Simmons, but he was an important business leader in this community for decades.

After serving in the Army Air Corps in World War II, Simmons worked his way from being a teller at First National Bank in Marion to president of First Union National Bank in Brevard. Under his leadership, First Union was the leading bank in Brevard. His understanding of finances, real estate and politics made him a valuable asset to any organization.

Simmons served on the Brevard College Board of Trustees,...

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