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, July 16, 2008


LILLIAN L. SELF, age 82, of 1979 Chestnut Valley Road, Vonore, TN passed away 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at McMinn Memorial Nursing Home, Etowah, TN. She was a member of Williamsburg Baptist Church, Vonore. Survivors: husband of 67 years, Wesley Dillard Self;
daughter and son-in-law, Wanda Jean and Doyle J. Brown; grandchildren, Leshia Williams, all of Atlanta, GA, Karen Collins, Juliette, GA; great-grandchildren, Amber Williams, Colby Brown, Parker Dean Collins; sisters, Raye Amburn, Vonore, TN, Faye Miller, Tellico Plains, TN; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Leon Amburn officiating. Interment 11:00 a.m. Friday, Cane Creek Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains, TN.