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.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Rev. Douglas E. Self, age 98 of Maryville, TN passed away Sunday, October 23, 2005. The funeral will be Wednesday, October 26th at New Providence Primitive Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Friends may call at their convenience after 12 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Mortuary in Maryville, TN. Our sympathy is extended to the family of Mr. Self.

A complete obituary will be posted to this site later. Please see the related story posted to this site on July 20, 2005 "Oldest Family Member To Turn 98".