Mr. Craig Steven Vines

Funeral Notice


Mr.  Craig Steven (Stevie) Vines, 60, of Austell, GA died Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Heritage Hospice, Marietta, GA.  Graveside services will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021 at Handy Cemetery, LaFayette at 2:00 p.m. (CST) with Rev. Melvin Owens officiating. 

After graduating from high school in New York, Steve enlisted in the U. S. Air Force where he served on the military police force.  During his time in the Air Force, Steve was injured, which led to his honorable discharge and retirement from the Armed Services.  

Steve had a passion for music and frequently deejayed at parties, entertained at home and created mixed music CDs.  He also loved to fellowship with friends and family.  Steve and his effusive personality will be sorely missed.

Steve was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Vines, his sister, Beverly, his maternal grandparents: Rufus and Daisy Trammell (LaFayette) and parternal grandparents: Eddie & Ruby Vines (Camp Hill).

Steven is survived by his son: Antione Vines, Brooklyn, NY; his mother: Annie Jo Vines, Ocala, FL; two brothers: Norman Vines, Brooklyn, NY and Darryl (Margie) Vines, West Orange, NJ; two grandsons: Antione A. Vines and Amir Vines; three aunts: Mattie Trammell, Ocala, FL, Phyllis Trammell, Chicago, IL and Joeannah Vines, Roanoke, VA. Steve is also survived by his former wife, Chiquitta Eppinger, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and life-long friends.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family during this painful time.

To Mrs, Vines ,Norman, Darryl and the Vines Family My heart is feeling heavy at this time for the loss of our dear Stevie .He was my little brother, friend and fellow Alumni. I thought about sending flowers but they can wither and eventually fade away. Then I said a nice poem or other great things to say about Stevie. Poems and words are soon forgotten. So I thought about something that can make the memory of Craig Stevie (Mellow) Vines last for a long time. On Behalf of the Erasmus Hall Alumni Association we will give a 1,500 scholarship in the name of Craig Steven (Mellow) Vines to a graduating senior of Erasmus Hall HS that has an interest in Deejaying and Music. My Vines Family I feel deeply your grief and sorrow but just know that I and the Erasmus Hall Alumni Family are always with you. Charles Young Erasmus Hall HS Alumni President Lisa Thorton Treasurer

My sincerest condolence to the Vines family. Norman and Daryl we all attended Erasmus Hall. I that God continue to COVER you and your family in this time of your bereavement. Weeping endureth for a night, but JOY will come in the morning. Steve is now one of God's Angels. He is now doing God's work. We will all meet in that mansion one day. Please keep your FAITH STRONG.

Hey my KING I do know that you feel me . To me you have ALWAYS been Norman's little brother, & for me that made you Automatic!

My condolences to the Vines family, during this time of grief and sorrow. I know brother Stevie will be missed. I will never forget the times spent with him and the rest of his family at Erasmus Hall H.S. Stevie was a true DFL E.H. Dutchman...I know his family is grieving, but The Good Lord now has a great one in Heaven. RIP my brother.

Sending love and condolences to the Vines family. Rest easy my brother. #DFL

My Dear Ms. Vines, Norman, and Darryl, I was saddened to learn of the transition of our beloved Stevie. Our families have always shared a close relationship and I consider you as my other mother, Stevie, Norman, and Darryl as brothers and Beverly as my sister. Beverly and I were the only girls in both our families so we shared a special bond. I will always remember the times Stevie and I shared together when he lived in Maryland. He was a frequent dinner guest and our visits drew us even closer together as brother and sister. He always raved about my cooking, which made me feel so good. But I think that may have been his way of making sure to get a "doggie bag" to take home with him. (Smiles) Since he was a bachelor I always made much more food than we were able to eat and he was very happy to take some off my hands and I was happy to share it with him. Please know that Mother and I and the entire Young family share your grief and are praying for comfort and peace for your family which can only come from God. Take comfort in knowing that Beverly was there to welcome Stevie home with open arms. We can also rest in the assurance that we will see our loved ones who have gone on before us again in that great getting-up morning. Never forget, weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Trust, depend and lean on God until your morning comes. Much Love, Elouise, Debra, and the Young family

My condolences to the Vines family, The Erasmus Hall Friends and Family are grieving our brother CSVines Bama kiid DFL EHall UKNOW RIP. THE BACHE CAPTAIN CLVE # 62 DFL EHall UKNOW

My condolences to the Vines family, The Erasmus Hall Friends and Family are grieving our brother CSVines Bama kiid DFL EHall UKNOW RIP.

My sincere condolences and prayers to the Vines Family during their time of loss (son, brother, and father). A soldier received his wings and watching over you. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” — John 3:16

Dear Family, My sincere condolences on the passing of beloved Stevie. You are in out thoughts and prayers always. A. Tee # DFL

May God grasnt you peace doing this time so sorry for your loss.

Our condolences to the Families

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