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, October 16, 2009


ROY LEE SELF, age 75, of Madisonville, TN, passed away Friday morning, October 16, 2009 at Blount Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was born January 9, 1934 in Vonore. Son of the late Rev. George W. and Vandora Self. Preceded in death by several sisters and brothers, other relatives and friends. Survivors: wife, Marie Self; sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Richard and Hilda Self, Tellico Plains, Andy and Ashley Self, Madisonville; daughters and sons-in-law, Penny Tinsley, Tellico Plains, Cathy and Robert McLemore, Madisonville; grandchildren, George and Lacey Self and their son, Caleb, Tom Self, all of Tellico Plains, Katrina Tinsley, Madisonville, Jacob and Justin Tinsley, Tellico Plains, Leelan and Clayton Self, Curtis Land, Robbie McLemore, Rev. Michael McLemore, all of Madisonville; brother and sister-in-law, J.R. and Mendy Self, Vonore; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lester and Charlotte Miller, Dove Walker, Elve Ervin, all of Tellico Plains, Betty Miller,Vonore; several nieces and nephews and lots of friends and relatives; close cousin, Elwood Roberts, Madisonville. Funeral 8 P.M. Saturday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Andrew Moser officiating. Interment 2 P.M. Sunday, Citico Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, TN.