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 25, 2008


On Sunday, May 25, a hearse carrying the solid white casket of Bristin Lee Self, 18, of Madisonville, TN is shown in procession to Little Tellico Baptist Church Cemetery. Self was buried following a 2 :00 p.m. graveside service. One of the pallbearer’s vehicles is shown in front of the hearse. The back and right windows of the vehicle read “R.I.P. Bristin Self”, “We loved Him.” See the complete obituary for Bristin Lee Self on this blog.