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.

Friday, June 09, 2006


Homer Lee Martin passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at Sweetwater Hospital in Sweetwater, TN. Homer was the son of the late James Avery Martin and Ethel Dovie Kirkland Martin. Ethel was the daughter of Jess Kirkland and Ruth Josephine Self Kirkland. Ruth was the daughter of John J. Self and Lydia Waters Self.

The funeral service will be 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2006 at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday in Unicoi Cemetery in Tellico Plains.