Barry's Genealogy Diary

This online genealogical diary is hosted by Barry T. Self. It is primarily for information pertaining to the SELF surname, more particularly for descendants of John J. and Lydia Avaline Waters Self, who were married in Union County, GA in 1851. Barry Self is the SELF proclaimed family genealogist and historian, having spent over 20 years researching this Self line. This diary is dedicated to preserving and sharing the findings of his research.

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Location: Madisonville, Tennessee, United States

I am married to a wonderful and sweet wife, Svitlana, who is from Ukraine and we have a beautiful daughter, Lydia Elizabeth. I have worked in the funeral business since 1988 and thoroughly enjoy researching my family roots.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

In Memory of Steven James Self, Jr.

I have a death in the family that I wish to report.

Steven James "Jay" Self, Jr. , of Sweetwater, Tennessee, passed away Friday, June 24, 2005. He was 26 years old. "Jay" was the son of Steven J. Self, Sr. and Dorothy Harwell Kenworthy. He was a grandson of James Bartley "Doc" Self and Mary Ellen Yates Self. "Doc" Self was the son of George W. Self, the grandson of Rev. C.C. Self and the great grandson of John J. Self. "Jay" was buried in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Vonore, TN.