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, August 18, 2006


Stella Miller, age 94, of 405 Community Drive, Madisonville, TN, passed away 12:47 P.M. Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at Sweetwater Hospital, Sweetwater, TN. She was a member of South Madisonville Baptist Church. Survivors, sisters & brother-in-law: Ella Miller, Mildred & Tommy Thomas;
brother & sisters-in-law: Stanley & Loretta Miller, Ann Miller, Dot Miller, all of Madisonville, TN; nieces & Nephews, Carol Jean & Eugene Caines, Jacksonville, FL, Jeanette Harlow, Chicago, IL, Ronald & Billie Miller, Ronnie & Angie Miller, Andrew Miller, Danielle & Brittany Miller, all of Tunnel Hill, GA, Stephen & Suneetha Miller, Kirren & Kyla Miller, all of Knoxville, David & Tammy Miller, Crossville.
Preceded in death by parents-Rev. Oliver C. & Mary Lydia Hartness Miller, sisters, Edna, Edith and Marian Miller, sister & brother-in-law, Jessie & Floyd Harlow; brothers-Boyd and Austin Miller.

Funeral was 7:00 P.M. Friday, August 18, in Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Rick Harris and Rev. Larry Gibby officiated. Interment 11:00 A.M. Saturday, Piney Grove Cemetery. Family received friends 6-7 P.M. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, TN.

Note: Stella was the oldest of 10 children. Her maternal grandparents were William Harvey Hartness and Sarah Louisa Self Hartness. Her maternal grandparents were John J. and Lydia Avaline Self.