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Alva (Junior) Mains, 83 Print E-mail

Alva Abraham (Junior) Maines, 83, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2012, at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born January 26, 1929, in Connersville, the son of John and Ethel (Buckley) Maine. Alva was an Army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam War. He was a combat engineer, and retired after twenty-one years of service as sergeant first class. Mr. Maines was a mail handler for the U.S. Post Office for over twenty two years. He was also a union representative for mail handlers for many years. Alva was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved raising hunting dogs.

Preceding him in death were  wife, Midori; his parents; and two sisters.

Surviving are daughters, Susan (David) Maines, Irene Wilt; son, Christopher Maines; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 with funeral services to follow

Interment will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at  in Neave Methodist Church Cemetery, Neave, KY.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors, 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60606.

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