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 Obituary

Rev. Douglas E. Self, age 98, of Maryville passed away Sunday, October 23, 2005 at Colonial Hills Healthcare Center. He was a member of New Providence Primitive Baptist Church where he was the former pastor. He also served as pastor of Meadow Branch Primitive Baptist Church in Tapoca, NC. He retired from ALCOA and was a member if their 25-Year Club. Preceded in death by: parents, John "Simp" and Julia "Annie" Self; wife, Mina L. Self; brothers, Austin, Bluford, and Sanford Self; sisters, Angie Self, Ella McLemore, and Bertha White. Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law, Charles D. and Ruth Self of Elizabethton, TN and Eugene and Maysel Self of Maryville; daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred Y. and Kenneth Potter of Maryville and Katherine & Robert Hubbard of Morgan County; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brothers, Charlie Self and Jay S. Self both of Maryville; sisters, Bonnie Rogers and Ruth Bryant both of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at New Providence Primitive Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Crisp and Rev. Ronnie Blair officiating. Interment will follow at New Providence Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience after 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at Smith Mortuary. Family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at New Providence Primitive Baptist Church.

(Obit. taken from the Smith Mortuary website.)