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) • Section B Thursday, November 20, 1980 ml Audrey And Earl Timms Renovate Old Homeplace a “Ye Ole Homeplace", the name selected by Audrey and Earl Timms for their renovated 70-year-old house on Grover Roiul, sets the old-fashioned at mosphere of a house which has been home for Mrs. Irene Timms, 74, for many years. Mrs. Timms’ daughter and son-in-law have enlarged the house to include a master bedroom, bath, and sunporch, while extending the porch around the house and giving the house a look all its own by pain ting it gray and accenting the shutters with burgundy. “When Audrey and Earl decided to come and live with men in April we decided that we needed more room and they didn’t want to change the house structurally but used their good ideas and Audrey’s interior decorating knowledge to create wonders from an old house”, said Mrs. Timms who has left her bedroom and living area un changed. At the same time the Timms were renovating the house, Earl Timms, a barber and stylist, was looking for a place in Kings Mountian to relocate his business and move Continental Barber and Hair Styling from Gastonia. “It has been a busy sbt mon ths”, says Audrey Timms, a petite brunette who has decorated her home with her own beautiful paintings and re tained the sentimental flavor of the house. “It was difficult to get the right shade of gray for our house” admitted Audrey, who used a clvrcoal grey on the wood trim, posts, and spindles and complemented the darker gray with burgundy shutters. The house was sealed and sprayed with gray, a new roof added, and a two-car garage in addition to the enlargement to include the master bedroom and bath. The Timms closed in a small porch which now doubles as a sunny yellow breakfast nook or a sun porch off their bedroom, added closets and a paved driveway. Audrey and Earl Timms worked together on both pro- f jects, the remodeling of the house on Grover Road and the decorating of a mobile home which is now located on York Road, beside Reynolds Realty Co, and serves as Earl’s business headquarters for his barber and stylist shop. Earth colors are combined in the decorations for both their house and business. F Audrey Timms, who used to work with buyers in selecting wallpaper for The Ervin Co. model homes, used Swedish ft u Story And Photos By Lib Stewart chocolate and bone in the master bath where she has included a brown European bidget in her bathroom fixtures. The Flame Stitch wallpaper in the bath ex actly matches two Flame Stitch chairs in the master bedroom which is decorated in earth tones. An antique gold velvet spread on the King size bed has a matching bench and reupholstered headboard and the draperies are in antique gold satin. An easel near the bed is an example of Audrey’s piainting talent, a seascape she completed near Folly Beach. Other pain tings in the room include a vase of blue daisies. Audrey said that her son had found the vase and filled it with flowers. “It caught my eye and 1 decided to paint it”. Both realism art and impres sionistic art are displayed in the Timms house and are the work of Mrs. Timms who also liked to collect reproductions of Euro pean paintings, knits, crochets, likes to cook, and is a book keeper with 30 years experience. Audrey gives her husband credit, for much of the im provements to the house. When Mr. Timms is not busy at his shop, he works in the yard and enjoys gardening. He designed the porch, which surrounds the house, and the additions. Earl Timms learned to cut hair as a hobby in the U.S. Mrine Corps. “I used to cut hair aboard ship as a side line”, he said, and after his retirement after 21 years ser vice, he got into the business. Timms attended the No. 1 school in the nation for men’s hair stylists and in a franchised Roffler stylist. He specializes in the Dorothy Hamil wedge, the short blow cut for women, and the natural casual look, is not a beautician and does not offer permanent waving or coloring. He has studied the Pivot Point technique and features the preci sion wet cut and blow dry, using the curling iron when necessary. He advertises as a stylist for men, women and children. Earl and Audrey Timms returned to Kings Mountain in March after living in Gastonia for six years and before that in Charleston, S.C. where Earl retired from the Marine Corps. “It was hard for the family to move with Earl when he was in the Marines but we lived in lots of places and met many new friends”, said Audrey. Timms was a drill instructor at Paris Island for two years, served three different tours of duty at Camp Lejeuene, and tours of du ty in Miami, Fla., Wichita, Kan sas and Charleston, S.C., among others. “It isn’t true that women marry a Marine to see the world”, laughs Audrey. “We liv ed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Ftorida but Earl also saw duty in Korea and Vietnam and received 18 medals and one citation from the President for service with the Marines. The Timms are parents of two sons, Joey, 26, of Bessemer City, and Alan Timms, 22, of Birmingham, Ala. Decorating the Timms house was a challenge for Audrey and Earl Timms. There had been some minor renovations to the house after her parents, Mrs. Irene Timms and the late T.J. Timms, purchased the property. There was only one small bath and one closet. “We needed to enlarge the house but we didn’t want to change it structurally because of the sentimental value it has for my mother”. Mrs. Irene Kinsland Timms, native of Franklin, was married to the late T.J. Timms, native of Wallhalla, S.C. who owned and operated Timms Grocery for many years on Grover Rd. Their son. Gene Timms , subsequently operated the business as Timms Stop N Shop and in recent years as Timms Furniture. “We didn’t lose a tree during (Turn To Page 3-B) T*' .nv.s ^ PORCH IS ACCENT — Audrey Timms, on ban nister, Allie lackson, and Mrs. T.I. (Irene) Timms sit on the porch of the 70-year-oId Timms home which has been renovated. Audrey and Earl Timms completed the expan sion and redecorating of the house while mov ing their beauty and barber business to Kings Mountain and opening up a new shop in town. LOOK AT HAIR STYLES - Audrey and Earl Timms look at pic tures of hair styles in Mr. Timms new style shop on York Road which the couple recently redecorated, along with their house on Grover Road. They completed both projects and moved from Gastonlo In less thon six months. TALENTED ARTIST - Audrey Timms displays one of her favorite pointings which ore featured throughout her home on Grover Road. Audrey and her husband, Earl Timms, recently renovated their home and hove decorated it with many of her own paintings. ■ V EXPANSION - Audrey Timms stands at her easel in the bedroom of her home which is decorated in earth tones and is 4' a new addition to the family's home on Grover Road. Mrs. Timms painted the seascape. ■ iA d ■i-.V ‘Vj?! . a'-' r. n ‘i! tii i RENOVATED TIMMS HOME ON GROVER ROAD - The home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Timms and Mrs. T.I. Timms on Grover Road has token on a completely new look. The gray house with burgundy shutters sits in a setting of autumn foliage. The addition of the porch, master bedroom, master bath and garage were added by Eorl and Audrey Timms ond gives the house a "Ye ole Homeplace" look all its own.