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Michael Maines


September 2, 1966
June 2, 2017

Visitation Friday, June 9, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Centralia
Funeral Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Centralia

Michael A. Maines, 50, of Centralia passed away peacefully at his home on June 2, 2017.

He was born September 2, 1966 in Centralia, Illinois to Elijah Maines and Majoria Jefferson.

Michael was a decorated former Orphan. In 1984, Maines set a CHS football record of 47 pass receptions for 770 yards, and scored eight touchdowns. He was also the kicker, kickoff return man, and totaled 45 tackles as an outstanding defensive player. He went to Illinois State University on a football scholarship and received one varsity letter in 1986. Maines was also an accomplished all-around athlete. He was a member of the CHS 400 & 800-meter relay teams that took South Seven Conference and Sectional titles, and placed sixth at the State meet. Maines was also a starter for the 1984-85 Orphan basketball team.

He dedicated countless hours coaching local athletes, including junior high and high school girls’ basketball and softball, as well as football. He enjoyed spending time at family BBQs, singing, and thought he was the funniest man alive.
Mr. Maines was a correctional officer at Centralia Department of Corrections for sixteen years. In 2006, he was named Correctional Officer of the Year.

He leaves to cherish his memories with the mother of his children, Cari Maines; her children, Jordan Maines, Tashee Maines, Anthony Linder all of Centralia; mother of his son, Theresa Love; her son Michael Love of New Mexico; mother of his daughter, Rhonda Whitlock; her daughter, Tashara Maines of Centralia; loving grandchildren Aryanna, Azzan, Alijah, and Oliver; cherished siblings Patrick H. Moore of Champaign, Mary Louise Moore of Long Beach, CA, Georgette & Willie Jelks of Centralia, Stephanie Maines of Freeport, JoAnne Maines of Mt. Vernon, Barbara A. Maines, Helen K. Maines, Jeffery L. Maines, and Sherry L. Maines all of Centralia; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law Kathy Moore, and nephew Patrick Moore.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday, June 9 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ 205 South Elm Street in Centralia. Everyone is encouraged to wear their Centralia Orphan apparel. Celebration of life service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 10 at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ with Evangelist Molia Strickland officiating. The Illinois Department of Corrections will be present to render honors. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Centralia. Arrangements are under the care of Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia. Memorials contributions may be made to the All-Sports Booster Club. Condolences and memories of Michael may be shared with the family at or on the Macz Funeral Homes Facebook page.