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.

Monday, June 23, 2008


WALKER, ROY L., age 79, of Tellico Plains, TN, went to be with the Lord 2:45 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2008. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by grandson Michael Fain; mother Viola McKenzie; brother Gale Hawkins. Survivors: wife of 59 years, Mary D. Walker; daughters
and sons-in-law, Virginia (Gen) Underwood and Homer Underwood, Martha Lou and Harry Fain; son, Charles Walker, all of Tellico Plains; grandsons, Jamie Underwood and wife Ashley, of
Sweetwater, Zachary Taylor, Tellico Plains; great-granddaughter, Elexus Fain, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Cecil McLemore, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, James (Jim) and Emma Lee Walker, Tellico Plains; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marie and Roy Self,
Madisonville, Evelyn Ervin, Lester and Charlotte Miller, Fred Davis, all of Tellico Plains, Betty Miller, Vonore, Lillian Miller, Madisonville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral was 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Juen 17, in Biereley-Hale Chapel. Rev. Andrew Moser, Rev. Ransom Stiles officiating. Interment was 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, in Citico Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, TN.

Roy Walker was the husband of Mary Dovie Miller Walker. Mary was the daughter of Ernest S. Miller, who was the son of Dovie S. Self Miller and Sam Miller. Dovie S. Self Miller was the daughter of John J. Self.