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.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Suzie M. O'Neil of Tucson, Ariz., passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008. She was a daughter of Clabe and Martha Howard Arp. She was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #73 and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was 85. Preceded in death by: husband, Robert O'Neil; brother, Bennie Wade Schubert; sister-in-law, Catherine Schubert; and stepbrother, Jessie Stamie. She was 85. Survivors include: her children and spouses-James and June Coleman of Waynesville, Ohio; Twyla Coleman of Tucson; and Rita Coleman and friend, Frank Baxley of Xenia, Ohio; brother-Bert Shubert of Dayton, Ohio; sister and brother-in-Iaw-Mary and Beecher Bryant; Grandchildren and spouses-Tammy and Will Barker, Samantha and Tanner Thompson, Nathaniel McKowen, Cindi and Jimmy Hogan, Jeff and Janet Allen and Tom and Tracy Allen; great-granddaughters and spouses-Kriste and Andy Dye, Kimberly Barker and April and Chad Orr; great-great-grandson-Landon Dye; great-great-granddaughters-Ally, Katelynn, Becky, Rachel, Tabitha Lynn and Terra Lynn; and all of the adopted Tucson grandchildren; good friend-Sis Benbow; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, June 9, at Newcomer Funeral Home, Kettering, Ohio, with her son, James Coleman officiating. Interment was at Woodland Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Casa De La Luz Hospice, 400 W. Magee Road, Tuscon, AZ 85704.

Susie M. O’Neil was the former wife of Robert Glen Coleman, son of Vesta Coleman. Vesta was the daughter of Jessie Coleman and Laura Self Coleman. Laura Self Coleman was the daughter of John Simpson Self and Mary Ann Tucker Self.

(Obituary taken from the Monroe County Advocate & Democrat, Friday June 13, 2008.)