January 17, 1868, Dekalb County, Alabama.
August 7, 1943.
Martling Community Cemetery, Martling, Alabama.
Sims, the husband of Frances Shipp, was a singing teacher, composer, and publisher. He also directed singing schools, usually lasting 10–20 days in the summer, and led
singings as well.
Sims formed a Gospel music publishing company with Homer Morris and with F. N. Brown of Boaz, Alabama, and put out a number of song books.
Sims was superintendent of the Martling Methodist Sunday School, was active in the Epworth League and served on the county jury commission.