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.

My Photo
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, June 25, 2008


Maudie Lee Wear, age 93, widow of Glen Wear, of Kingwood, Texas, formerly of Madisonville, TN, passed away September 22, 2007 in Kingwood, Texas. Daughter of the late Sam & Mollie Lovin, born in the Rafter community of Tellico Plains, TN on October 12, 1913. Survivors, daughter & son-in-law, Orlanda (Lani) & David Grant, Kingwood, Tx.; daughters-in-law, Charlotte Wear, Santa Paula, Calif., Rosemary Wear, Lompoc, Calif.; 13 grand-children; 33 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Edna Sanders, North Carolina; 2 nieces. Preceded in death by sons, Glen Reaford Wear & Daniel Edward Wear, sister, Burma Best, brother, Blake Lovin. Graveside memorial service & interment were 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2008 in Haven Hill Memorial Gardens, Rev. Stewart Grant (grandson) officiated. Arrangements by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, TN.

Mrs. Wear was the maternal granddaughter of Sylvania Self Veal and Daniel Mose (D.M.) Veal.