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, August 19, 2009


Warren G. Plaster, 88, of Athens, TN, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at Etowah Health Care.
A native of Tellico Plains, and a resident of McMinn County for most of his life, he was a son of the late Thomas Carter and Francis Cardin Plaster. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Lucy Plaster, on Aug. 13, 1987; his second wife, Gearldona C. Randolph Plaster, on March 2, 2003; and one brother, Fred L. Plaster, on Dec. 4, 2000. He was retired from Athens Hosiery Mill and was a member of West End Baptist Church.
Survivors include four stepsons and two spouses, Willie Gene and Lillie Randolph of Cleveland, and James Lee Randolph, Harry Lee Randolph and Timothy Ray Randolph and his wife, Pat Randolph, who served as a special caregiver for Mr. Plaster, all of Athens; one stepdaughter, Sally Beatrice Gossett of Athens; and several step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in New Bethel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Those not able to attend may send condolences at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.

(Mr. Plaster was related to Lillie Plaster Self, wife of J.R. Sherman Self. J.R. Sherman Self was a son of John J. Self and Lydia Avaline Waters Self.)