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.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Rev. Berlin Lloyd Self, 79, of Niota, TN died Thursday evening, March 5, 2009, at Parkwest Hospital. A native of Tellico Plains, and a longtime resident of Niota, he was a son of the late Onnie and Sarah Tucker Self, and was a member of Hammer Hill Church of Jesus Christ. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Marie Self; three sons, Harold, Billy and James Self; and an infant sister. Survivors include five daughters and four sons-in-law, Joyce and Mike Roberts of Etowah, Linda and Clifton Howard of Decatur, Shirley Eaton of Etowah, Patricia and David Ledford of Washburn, and Julie and Wayne Peeler of Athens; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Berlin and Betty Self of Athens, Charles and Dorothy Self of Englewood, Jerry Self of Loudon, and John Blue Allan of Pontiac, Mich.; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Jerry Chaney of Mississippi; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Gene and Julie Self of Pontiac, Mich., and Bill Self of Chicago, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hammer Hill Church of Jesus Christ with the Rev. Clifford Barnes and the Rev. Frank Sims officiating. Burial will follow in Conasauga Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles, Jerry, Gene and Berlin Self, John Allan and Clifton Howard. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at . Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.

This was taken from the Daily Post-Athenian, Athens, TN.