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.

Sunday, December 18, 2005


I spoke to Cousin Jeff's mother, Shirley Butler, a couple of days ago. She told me Jeff came home from Iraq before Thanksgiving. He has had some surgery for a foot injury he sustained while serving in Iraq and is recovering well. Thank God he is home safely and is back with his family in time for the holidays.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Lacie Michelle Self and Billy Earl Coleman will be joined in marriage at 7 p.m., Friday, December 30, 2005 at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Vonore, TN.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Carl and Pam Self of Vonore. Parents of the groom-to-be are Joe and Terresa Coleman of Madisonville, TN.
All friends and family are invited through this announcement, to the ceremony and the reception to follow.

Sunday, December 04, 2005


NANCY ANN SELF SHEPHERD, age 70, widow of Joshua Shepherd of 117 Van Street, Madisonville, Tennessee passed away 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2005 at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. She was the daughter of the late Lewis Monroe and Cora Jackson Self.

daughters and son-in-law- Ruby and Tim Barnes, Tellico Plains, Mary Ann Armstrong, Englewood,TN,
son and daughter-in-law- Denny Ray Shepherd and Bobbi Darr,Madisonville,TN, 11 grandchildren,16 great grandchildren,best friends- Ruby Roderick and
Reba Icenhower- both of Madisonville, TN.

Funeral 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 6,2005, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Tony Curtis officiating. Interment in Tellico Plains City Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, TN.