Rev. John Clifford Vines, age 49, of Cedartown, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at an Atlanta hospital due to complications from an automobile accident.
Rev. Vines was born in Rockmart, Georgia on September 28, 1969, son of the later Rev. Robert W. Vines, Sr. and the late Shirley Ann Flatt Vines. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Pat “Tank” Oswalt and Darlene Wilson, and his mother-in-law, Louise Fix. Rev. Vines worked for a number of years in the cabinet industry. He was an ordained minister and had pastored several churches in the Polk, Haralson and Floyd County area. He was the Associate Pastor at Pleasant Hill Church in Waco, GA. John loved preaching and singing, therefore, most family gatherings included a time around the piano singing.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa “Skeeter” Fix Vines; two sisters, Wanda McDowell, Cedartown, and Mary Wilson (Ed), Cedartown; a brother, Rev. Robert Vines (Michelle), McDonough; goddaughter, Gracie Hutcheson; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2018, at 3pm in the Chapel at Smith & Miller Funeral Home in Cedartown with the Rev. Jamey Alexander, the Rev. Jamie Hutcheson and the Rev. Anthony Trawick officiating. Interment will follow in Valley View Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Smith & Miller Funeral Home on Saturday from 5 until 8pm.
Pallbearers are asked to assemble at Smith & Miller Funeral Home on Sunday at 2:30pm and include: Active: Rev. Joe Redding, Rev. John Redding, Rev. Ron Carroll, Rev. Danny Tucker, Johnny Moats, Jody Benefield, Hunter Marchbanks and Tommy Marchbanks. Honorary: Rev. Randy Vines, Paul Gladden, Rev. Tommy Pope, Greg Barber and John’s other preacher friends.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, in conjunction with Smith & Miller Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements.