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, May 21, 2006


GLENN JAY BIVENS, age 44, former resident of Tellico Plains, TN passed away in Florida, Thursday, May 18, 2006. Survivors: his 17 year old son, Jacob William Bivens, who resides in Portland, OR with his mother, Bonnie Stevens, mother Shirley Self Warren of Tellico Plains, father and step-mother Estil and Wanda Lee Bivens, Madisonville, sisters and brother-in-law Angelia Morton, Madisonville,
Kimberly and Richard Black, Vero Beach, FL, Shannon Bivens, Los Angeles, CA,
brother Brian Bivens, Phoenix, AZ, grandparents Dillard Self, Tellico Plains, Medye Hollingshead Bivens, Ball Play, uncles and aunts Don and Margaret Lee, Manning, SC, Wayne and Sandy Bivens, Ball Play, Tom and Joyce Bivens, Dalton, GA, Verda Sue Bivens Sneed, Knoxville, Bernice Bivens Odom, Cleveland, nieces and nephews Rachel Smith Holan, Raymond Bivens, Raina Terry, Taylor Black, Payton Black, preceded in death by grandmother Mamye Jo Self, grandfather Raymond Bivens. Memorial service will be 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 22, in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with Mr. Bivens’ childhood friend, Pastor Mickey Payne, officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains, TN.
(Glenn Jay Bivens was the great grandson of Fred and Mary White Self, great-great grandson of Jobe Smith Self and great-great-great grandson of John J. and Lydia A. Waters Self.)