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, October 26, 2005

Cousin Verlin Self Has Died

REV. VERLIN SELF, age 52, of Madisonville, Tennessee went to be with his Lord 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at U.T. Medical Center. He had been preaching and pastoring for 35 years, having pastored at Shelton's Grove, South Madisonville and Citico Baptist Churches. He was currently serving as pastor of Community Baptist Church in Madisonville. He was a devoted husband, father and grandpa.
Survivors: wife of 32 years Donna Ingram Self, daughter and son-in-law Christy and Rob Lucas, Maryville; son and daughter-in-law Travis and Anita Self, Madisonville,
grandchildren Megan Lucas, Chandler Turner; brother and sister-in-law J.L. and Edna Self, Maryville; sisters and brothers-in-law Lovenia and Gale Carroll, Old Fort, Reba Nell and Carl Scoggins, Cleveland, Mildred and Steve Pannell, Pontotoc, MS; several nieces and nephews; father-in-law and mother-in-law J.R. and Maudean Ingram, Sweetwater; preceded in death by parents Bill and Olive Self.
Funeral service will be 8:00 P.M. Friday, October 28, 2005 at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home Chapel. Interment 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Vonore, TN. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.