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.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Eugene and Maysel (Hill) Self, of Maryville, TN, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. December 2, 2007 at New Providence Primitive Baptist Church, Maryville. They request that gifts be omitted. Their family includes children Lamar Self, of Maryville, Jeff Self and wife Brenda, of Maryville, and Randall Self and wife Ingrid. They have three grandchildren. Mr. Self is retired from ALCOA Inc. Mrs. Self is retired from Lays. They are members of New Providence Primitive Baptist Church and N.R.A.

Sunday, November 04, 2007


IMOGINE CARMLEY KING, age 91, of the Ballplay Community, Vonore, TN passed away 4:40 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2007 at East Tennessee Health Care Center. She had made her home the last 10 years with her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter Marie and David Thomas and LeAnne Thomas. She attended Ebenezer (Ballplay) Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband of 65 years, Virgil King; grandchildren Jeffery Scott Burris, Michelle Denise Cooke; parents Frank Sylvester Carmley and Hannah Cordellia Young Carmley Self; sisters Thenia Carmley Bowers, Grace Carmley Jenkins; brothers Manual, John and Tom Carmley; daughter-in-law Gracie Mae King; sons-in-law Bennie Schubert, George Cooke; step-father Carra Self; step great grandchild Rachelle Denise Lawson; step-grandsons-in-law Matthew Claude Kisner, Paul Douglas Neal. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law Rosie Schubert of Richmond, IN, Mae and Buddy Burris of Tellico Plains, TN, Marie and David Thomas of Vonore, TN, Vina Cooke, Concord, NC; sons and daughters-in-law Columbus and Artie King of Madisonville, TN, Norman and Vera King of Flagstaff, AZ, Leon and Mary King of Bessemer City, NC, Richard and Deborah King of Verbena, AL; 14 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren , 2 great great grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 23 step great grandchildren, 6 step great great grandchildren ; brothers and sisters-in-law Luke and Tilda Carmley of Vonore, TN, Marvin and Mary Self of Athens, TN, Roxie Lankford of Vonore, TN, Bessie Bivins of Alcoa TN.
Funeral 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, in Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Jimmy Manis, Rev. Jimmy Jackson officiating. Interment 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Ebenezer (Ballplay) Baptist Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, TN.