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, December 26, 2007


PAYNE, JOE DOUGLAS - age 77 of Maryville passed away, Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Joe and Mary Payne; brother, Oliver Payne; sisters, Faye Boring and Geneva Morton. Survived by wife of 55 years, Judy Payne; daughter and son in law, Sheila and Joe Bailey of Maryville; sons and daughters in law, Jim and Linda Payne of Lane, KS, Jeff and Jayna Payne of Gloucester, VA, Anthony Payne of Maryville; grandchildren, his pride and joy, Josh and wife Courtney Bailey of Maryville, Rachel Payne of Lane, KS, Zach Payne of Gloucester, VA; sister and brother in law, Janette and Rev. Beecher Whitehead of Tallassee; brother and sister in law, Austin and Christine Payne of Maryville, Vance and Esta Payne of Tallassee; favorite sister in law, Calberta Best of Maryville; sister in law, Lavada Self of Maryville; brother in law and wife, Rev. Fred and Anna Mae Self of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8:00 PM Thursday, December 20, 2007 at Miller Funeral Home Magnolia Chapel, Rev. Beecher Whitehead and Rev. Fred Self officiating. Graveside service and interment 11:00 AM on Friday at Logan's Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.