Fred Albert Skellie, Junior

Dear family and friends,

Our beloved Dad, Fred Skellie, passed away this evening at home with Mom in their assisted living apartment. He was 92. Yesterday he had fallen and broken his hip. Mom said,

“he passed away peacefully—just like he did everything else in his life.”

Dad’s (Fred Skellie) memorial service will be:

Saturday, March 23 at 1 pm

Druid Hills United Methodist Church

1200 Ponce de Leon Avenue,
NE Atlanta, GA 30306

Mom, Lucille, would love to hear from you either by phone (404.377.0443) or card.

Her address:

Medlock Gardens
460 Medlock Road, Apt 36
Decatur, GA 30030

Please pass this sad news on to your family and friends.

Thank you for your love and prayers at this time.

We love you all,

Nancy & Gary
Bert & Karen
Don & Elizabeth


Barry Skellie recovering from Heart Surgery

Barry Skellie had open heart surgery earlier this week.  He is doing very well, sat up most of the day yesterday.  Join me in keeping him in our thoughts and prayers!



Kenny and I just talked with Barry and he is doing fine!

We told we expect him to cook next week.

Dennis E. (DENNY) Skellie


Preparing my palate for the 2012 Skellie Reunion

See you soon — Brian


Ronnie Skellie’s book on Grandpa Bethea’s Civil War unit

Cousins and other ‘connections’

Ronnie's book!
Reserve your copies now!

At long last the regimental history for Grandpa Bethea‘s Civil War unit is at the publisher’s and will be available soon. It is hard to believe that this weekend research project has taken 12 years to complete; but we are ready to take requests for the two volume set. The present size is over 800 total pages. Plans are to include a 100 page roster with each book.

I hope to have copies at the Skellie Reunion, at least final proofs.

For those of you interested in reserving a set, please let me know that you will commit to covering printing costs of $35.00 for the set. The final price will not be determined until after all photography, cover art, and layout are completed. We estimate the two volume set will sell for $50.00+ plus shipping.

We will be offering volume discounts and can have special printings for large group (Family) purchases. Donations to libraries and schools will also be considered.

Feel free to share this with other 7th Mississippi Connections and any message boards you use that cover the Civil War, Family history, and Mississippi.

Click buy now below and select the number of copies you want to reserve.

Include your mailing address and phone number in case we have questions. DO NOT SEND CASH, CHECKS, OR CREDIT CARD NUMBERS.

Ronnie Skellie
2532 Howell Farms Way
Acworth, GA 30101

Lest We Forget-The Immortal Seventh Mississippi


Miller News

Just two items of interest for the Skellies:

  1. David Miller received a Mentor Award from his students.
    This is quite an honor coming from graduate students and is a statement of their respect for David as well as the contributions he has made to their graduate education.
  2. Gilbert Miller is now Dr. Gilbert Miller!

Congratulations to both on their accomplishments!


Alice May Skellie Miller

We love you Alice May!Alice M. Miller, 94, died on May 17, 2012 at her home in Hattiesburg.

Visitation was held at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home, May 20. Funeral services were held at University Baptist Church, May 21. Mrs. Miller, the daughter of Fred and Elaine Skellie, was born in 1918 in Long Beach, MS. Alice May graduated from Gulf Park College and completed her studies in English at Mississippi State College for Women. She taught high school in Drew, MS before working for the Mississippi Employment Service in Gulfport, MS.


Skellie Geneaology

Skellie Forum at


Reunion Reservations

SKELLIE REUNION JUNE 14, 15 16, 2012


Reservations – 228-864-5440

See you all in June!


Skellie Family Reunion Update

Now that Brian and I have managed to get contact information for the “clan” updated, we are working toward finalizing arrangements for the hotel.  If any of you have photos from prior reunions that you would like to share, send them to me.  I am thinking about putting together a collection of these photos. (Will take them in printed or electronic format.  If you send me printed photos, I promise to return them!)





Skellie Family Directory update

Deb G Wilson and Brian Skellie have been kind enough to update the Skellie Family Directory, and are working on the current Edition!

I realize with this size of our family and “fluidity” of housing, email addresses, etc., it probably already needs updating!

So…if you find errors, send me your corrections and I will send out periodic updates! Marilyn and I have been working on the reunion.

Will have notices for all of you very soon! Take care and love to all!

— Deb

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