Brother Timms was a retired Church of God minister. He preached his first sermon in 1962 at College Street Church of God, and served as pastor of five other churches including Timms Chapel Church of God from 1963-1964; Fairview Church of God from 1964-1970; Crane Eater Church of God from 1970-1982; Trenton Church of God from 1982-1985; and East Trion Church of God from 1985-1989.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Carolyn Oliver Timms of the residence; two sons, Ronnie Timms of Calhoun, and Joel Timms and his wife Cindy of Pulaski, TN; three daughters and sons-inlaw, Phyllis and Randy Bunch of Acworth, Vickey and David Blalock of Ranger, and Stephanie and Richie Lee of Calhoun; three brothers, Aaron Timms and his wife Carlotta of Calhoun, David Timms and his wife Linda of Resaca, and J.W. Timms of Rock Springs; and five sisters, Hazel Burnette and her husband Eddie of Fayetteville, GA, Margie Dutton and her husband Kenneth, Mary Jones and her husband Moody, Lucille Hall, and Betty Burton and her husband Charlie, all of Calhoun. Grandchildren surviving are Kyra Burch and her husband Paul, Matthew Sergent and his wife Crystal, Patrick Timms, David Timms, and Deanna Lee; and great-grandchildren, Clayton Burch, Ayden Sergent, Michayla Burch, and Connor Sergent. Services to celebrate the life of Rev. Herman Timms were held Tuesday, May 1st at 3 p.m. from the College Street Church of God, with Rev. Donald Lee, Rev. Randy Bunch, and Rev. J.W. Timms officiating. Interment followed in Gordon Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers included Patrick Timms, David Timms, Matthew Sergent, Paul Burch, Phillip Oliver, and Eddie Pack. Honorary pallbearers are Wayne Dykes and Alan Jones.
The Timms family received friends at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home Monday after 5 p.m. Online condolences may be expressed and the guest book signed at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, a legacy of compassion and care, is conducting the funeral services. To view Life Tributes video: http://videos.lifetributes.com/301672