Maynard Ivan Stills

Maynard Ivan Stills (1932 - 2017)

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Maynard Ivan "Skip" Stills
Born in Greeneville, Greene, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of , [private brother (1930s - unknown)] and
Husband of — married in Montebello, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died in Evergreen, Jefferson, Colorado, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Dec 2011 | Last significant change: 17 Jan 2018
07:26: Michael Stills added a memory from Michael Stills about Maynard Stills. [Thank Michael for this]
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Categories: United States Air Force, Korean War.

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Maynard Stills is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Air Force Feb 1953-Feb 1957
Served in Alaska during the Korean War.
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Maynard Stills migrated from Tennessee to Florida.
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Maynard Stills migrated from Tennessee to California.
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Maynard Stills migrated from California to Colorado.
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Biography

Maynard Ivan “Skip” Stills, 84 died Monday morning, September 4th due to complications resulting from dementia.

Born 21 November 1932 on a farm in Greeneville, Tennessee, Maynard was the eldest son of Melvin Virgil and Bertha Naomi (McCoy) Stills. A man of few words, Maynard was loved for his good nature, respected for his hard work, and admired for his devotion to his family.

Raised in a sharecropper’s family, he grew up tobacco farming in Greeneville, TN and Lakeland, FL with his brother, Melvin Ross Stills and two sisters, Della Elva Bledsoe and Elizabeth Jewel McClain.

After graduating from Parrottsville High School in Tennessee, Maynard joined the Air Force in 1953 and served as an electrician with the 5039th Installation Squadron (IS), at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska during the Korean War.

After the war, he worked as a cable-splicer for AT&T and later Pacific Telesis, retiring as a Manager in 1989.

Married 27 Dec 1958 to Martha Louise Culp, Maynard shared 58 years of devoted marriage when Martha died earlier in March. Soon after his marriage, he adopted Glenn David Mann, Martha’s son from her first marriage. He became a father in 1963 with the birth of his son, Michael Lee Stills.

Martha and Maynard shared bowling, square dancing, pinochle and dinner with many friends. He would thoroughly delight any host who could serve him a meal that earned any praise beyond "it was okay.”

He is survived by his brother Melvin Ross Stills and lovingly remembered by daughter-in-law Annina (Bruno) Stills, grandson Jesse Stuart Stills, son Michael Lee Stills and his wife Tracey (Boyle) Stills, granddaughter Megan Lee Stills, his extended Belleville family and loving nieces, nephews and other relatives.

- Michael Lee Stills


  • Maynard served at the end of the Korean War, enlisting in February 1953 and served as an Electrician on Shemya Air Force Base in Alaska. He left the service in February 1957. His training was at Lackland AFB in Texas. Maynard was not especially fond of Alaska as he found it too cold. To this day, he has always complained about the cold.


  • Occupation: Telephone Cable Splicer (Retired). Maynard worked over 30 years for Pacific Bell which later became Pacific Telesis. He started work the year after leaving the Air Force as an Electrician. He spent the majority of his career as a Cable Splicer and later moved into Pressurization. Because he was excellent at his job he was encouraged to take a Management position. A task he found difficult and challenging. When he left his position as a Cable Splicer, three other Cable Splicer's had to take over his route.

Timeline

  • BIRTH 21 Nov 1932 Greeneville, TN [1][2]
  • Residence (1945) Polk, Florida, USA[3]
  • 15 May 1952 Graduation from Parrottsville High School, TN
  • 25 Feb 1953 Enters United States Air Force from Greeneville, TN
  • May - Jun 1953 Electrician Training at Lackland AFB, TX
  • 24 Aug 1953 Begins Tour with 5039th Installation Squadron (IS), Elmendorf AFB, AK
  • 1 Mar 1955 Ends Tour at Elmendorf AFB, AK. Commendation for Conscientious Service.
  • 10 Mar 1955 Facility Services and Support Division ?? (Alaska)
  • 1 Dec 1955 Airman First Class
  • 29 May 1956 Good Conduct Medal, Castle AFB, 93rd Installation Squad (SAC)
  • 24 Feb 1957 Honorable Discharge from USAF
  • Residence (1957, 58) Lakeland, Florida, USA
  • Residence (1993 - 1997) Reseda, California, USA
  • Residence (1997 - present) Evergreen, Colorado, USA
  • MARRIAGE 27 Dec 1958 Marriage to Martha L Culp[4] [5]
  • Birth 10 Jun 1963 Birth of Son: Michael Lee Stills[6]
  • Residence (1993 - 1997) Reseda, California, USA
  • Residence (1997 - present) Evergreen, Colorado, USA
  • DEATH 4 Sep 2017 Life Care Center of Evergreen, Evergreen, Colorado, United States[7]

Sources

  1. Birth Certficate in possession of Michael Stills
  2. "Tennessee Births and Christenings, 1828-1939," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6GW-ZPT : 8 December 2014), Stills, 21 Nov 1932; citing Greene County, Tennessee, reference ; FHL microfilm 944,407.
  3. "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4HS-PYY : accessed 06 Sep 2014), Maynard Stills in household of Virgil M Stills, Midway, Civil District 19, Greene, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 30-28, sheet 11A, family 192, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3896.
  4. Marriage Certficate to Martha L Culp in possession of Michael Stills
  5. Ancestry.com. California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: California Department of Health and Welfare. California Vital Records—Vitalsearch (www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com). The Vitalsearch Company Worldwide, Inc., Pleasanton, California.
  6. Birth Record in possession of Michael Stills
  7. Death Certficate in possession of Michael Stills


DNA

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Maynard Stills and Amy Frittz bighornsaddle1, first cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Possible range: 1st - 2nd Cousins; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Maynard Stills and D.D. (SandraStewart36), second cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Possible range: 3rd cousins; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Maynard Stills and Carolyn Gilby (Carolyn Gilby), second cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Possible range: 3rd cousins; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Maynard Stills and kwdavis007 (kwdavis007), second cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Possible range: 3rd cousins; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Maynard Stills and T.C. (happydays1014), third cousins. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Possible range: 3rd cousins; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a Family Finder match between Maynard Stills and his third cousins, Richard Lee Newcomb (105 shared cM) and Anna Marie Boden (104 shared cM). Predicted relationship reported by Family Tree DNA: 2nd to 4th Cousins.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Michael Stills and Keni Bounds . Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Third Cousins; Confidence: Extremely High with 94 centimorgans shared across 3 DNA segments.


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DNA Tested
Maynard Stills's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Maynard or other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Maynard Stills: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup R-M269, Ysearch BWYFK, FTDNA kit #393718
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Maynard Stills, Airman
Maynard Stills, Airman

Letter to Michael Stills from Grandmother Bertha McCoy
Letter to Michael Stills from Grandmother Bertha McCoy

Melvin Virgil Stills and Family
Melvin Virgil Stills and Family

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Martha and Maynard Stills
Martha and Maynard Stills

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On 28 May 2017 at 06:21 GMT Darlene (Scott) Kerr wrote:

In order to help his comply with the new categorization standards please change the Category:Korean War US Air Force Veterans

to read Category: United States Air Force, Korean War

The word Veteran is no longer needed.

Thank you for your help with this.



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