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, May 20, 2009


Lillian Miller, age 64, widow of Ernest Jay Miller, Jr., of Madisonville,TN, passed away 12:24 A.M. Thursday, May 14, 2009 at her home. Member of Clifton Baptist Church. Survivors, daughters & sons-in-law, Teresa & Melvin Tucker, Tellico Plains, Linda & Dale Kirkland, Madisonville; sons & daughters-in-law, Eddie & Crystal Miller, Ernie & Mary Miller, all of Madisonville; grandchildren, Tiffany Moser, Daniel Miller, Nicky Myers, Cindy Miller, Jeremiah Tucker, Larissa Myers, A.J. Myers, JoAnn Hawkins, Eddie Ray Miller, Ashley
Kirkland, Dillon Miller, Kathy Mendiola; great-grandchildren, Triniti Alexis Tucker, Liliana Star Miller, Aaron Turek, Miguel & Andrea Gonzales, Sara & JoJo Mendiola; sisters, Judy Rogers, Madisonville, Doris Pordgon, N.C.; brothers, Bob Smythers, Tellico Plains, Bud Eury, N.C.; several nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by daughter Lesa Myers; parents James & Elnora Phillips Smythers; brothers, Harold Conklin & J.W. Smythers. Funeral 11 A.M. Saturday, Clifton Baptist Church, Rev. Michael McLemore & Rev. Danny Bucannon officiating. Interment Citico Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 P.M. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.