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Rev. Jimmie Timms, 89 a well-known resident the Nicklesville Community, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 4, 2018, at Calhoun Health Care, following several years of declining health. Jimmy was born on July 18, 1928 in Gordon County, GA, son of the late Ben and Emma Gallman Timms. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Lillie Mae Freeman Timms in 2016; a brother, Vernon Timms; and a great grandson, Arian Jacob Timms.
Rev. Timms was the founding Pastor of Resaca Assembly of God, founding Pastor and member of Victory Fellowship Full Gospel Church, and had pastored Canton Assembly of God. He had over 40 years of service at Galey and Lord, and was the superintendent of the Lab department at the time of his retirement. He was an accomplished mandolin player, and was honored for his talent by being inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998. He won 10 championships and was a finalist in 36 competitions. He was a graduate of Red Bud School.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Faye Timms of Nicklesville, Lance and Lesa Timms of Adairsville, and Terry and Kim Timms of Calhoun; his grandchildren, Tristan Timms, Cody (Brenda) Timms, Christopher (Nikki) Timms, Hunter (Karla) Garrett, and Hannah Garrett; his great-grandchildren, Logan Timms, Jackson Timms, Emirsyn Timms, and Lane Garrett; his sister, Ann Lou Brellhart; and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.
The funeral service will be conducted Sunday, May 6th, at 4:00 PM from Resaca Assembly of God, with Rev. Terry Timms, Rev, Steve Burns and Rev. Taylor Gallman officiating. Music will be arranged by Steve Brown and other artists. Burial will follow in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. Honorary escorts will include the Resaca Assembly of God and Victory Fellowship Full Gospel Church families.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, May 5th, between the hours of 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. His body will be placed in state at Resaca Assembly of God on Sunday, May 6th, from 1:30 PM until the funeral hour of 4:00 PM.
Friends may sign the online guest register at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.