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, September 29, 2009

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Thomas Celebrate 40 Years Marriage

Alvin and Peggy Cooper Thomas, of Vonore, TN, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Saturday, September 26. They were also both honored for turning 60 this year. The couple have two daughters, Michelle Givens and Angela Shaffer and two grandchildren, Erika Danielle Shaffer and Aiden Thomas Givens, all of Vonore. Alvin is employed with the Town of Vonore and Peggy is retired from the Monroe County School System, after 30 years of service. (Take from The Advocate & Democrat Newspaper)