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.

Friday, May 22, 2009


PATTY, RALPH "MIKE", age 59, of Madisonville, TN passed away 10:45 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2009 at his home. Preceded in death by parents, Hubert and Hazel Patty; sisters, Patsy Patty, Charlotte Rickerson; brother, Grant Patty; 2 infant brothers. Survivors: wife of 37 years, Carolyn Roberts Patty; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Charles Mangis, Madisonville, Deborah and Charles Edgemon, Sweetwater; Ellen and Junior Lynn, Anna Moser, Janey and Michael Sweet, all of Sweetwater, Alice and Lucio Aranda, Philadelphia; brother and sister-in-law, David and Rene Patty, Chatsworth, GA; several nieces and nephews; Funeral 1:00 P.M. Sunday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. John Butler officiating. Interment in Haven Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Unity Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 813, Madisonville, TN 37354. Family will receive friends 6-8 P.M. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.

Note: Carolyn Roberts Patty is the daughter of the late Reba Self Roberts and Jake Roberts.