Annie Mozelle “Ann” Higginbotham Timmerman, 85, of Woodbine died Monday morning, Sept. 10, 2018, at the Hospice of the Golden Isles after a short illness.
She was born in Jesup to the late Everett Flurnoy and Mary Lovdia Dowling Higginbotham. Mrs. Timmerman graduated from Waycross High School in 1950, attended Georgia Teachers College in 1950-1951 and graduated from Georgia Baptist Hospital as a registered nurse in June 1955.
On Sept. 10, 1955, she married Charles Robert “Bob” Timmerman. The couple lived in Atlanta for four years where she worked at Piedmont Hospital and later moved to Thomasville for 13 years where she was a member and past president of the Thomasville Junior Service League. She was a volunteer nurse at the crippled children’s clinic for many years. In Thomasville, she worked for Camelia Gardens Nursing Home.
In 1975, they moved to Marietta for seven years where Mrs. Timmerman worked for Hill Haven Nursing Home. In 1982, they moved home to Brantley County where she worked for the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services and Charlton Visiting Nurses. She became the first school nurse in Brantley County and helped set up the school nurse program in the county. Mrs. Timmerman retired in 1998.
Ann loved the Smoky Mountains and Fernandina Beach. She played tennis well into her 60s. In her later years, she enjoyed quilting. It gave her great joy to sing in her church choirs and she was known to break into song at the drop of a hat.
Mrs. Timmerman was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, John Wesley Sunday School Class, Chancel Choir and Keenager Choir. She served on multiple church committees throughout the years. In December 2017, Mr. and Mrs. Timmerman moved to Woodbine and became members of Woodbine United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Higginbotham; and two sisters, Inez H. Courtney and Juanita H. Spears.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Charles Robert “Bob” Timmerman Sr. of Woodbine; four children, Kim Timmerman Baird (husband Rob) of Woodbine, Christina Timmerman Peeples (husband John David) of Collierville, Tenn., Charles Robert Timmerman Jr. (wife Barbara) of Landrum, S.C., and Mary Lee Timmerman Carter (husband Albert) of Brunswick; 12 grandchildren, Greta Carter, Andrea Price, Drew Stover, Jeffery Baird, Josh Peeples, Ashley Coffer, Hannah Peeples, Caleb Timmerman, Stephen Timmerman, Brandi Slover, Luke Bozich and Tawney Evelyn; five great-grandchildren, Jordan Price, Daniel Peeples, Emily Ann Peeples, Ryker Slover and Sawyer Price; two sisters, Marian H. Morgan of Nahunta and Pam H. McLeroy (husband Clayton) of Trenton, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Waycross. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery in Hickox.
The family will receive friends beginning at 9 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Waycross.
The family requests the John Wesley Sunday School Class of Trinity United Methodist Church to serve as honorary pallbearers and should meet at the church by 10 a.m. Thursday for the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525 or Trinity United Methodist Church, 1005 Church St., Waycross, GA 31501 or Woodbine United Methodist Church, 405 Bedell Ave., Woodbine, GA 31569.
Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.