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.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Jimmy Elbert McLemore, age 71, of Maryville, TN, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 14, 2009. He was a beloved husband and father who was a faithful servant of the Lord and sang his praises for 35 years. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, where he was a deacon for 34 years. He also owned and operated McLemore Garage for 40 years. Preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Ella Self McLemore; brother, Eddie McLemore and sister, Shirley Bryant. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Marie McLemore; daughters, Lynnette Lynn and Lisa Gregory; daughter and son in law, Selena and Paul Sargent; grandchildren, Chad Goins and wife, Mai-Linh, Jesse Marie and Joseph Gregory, Braydon Sargent; great grandchildren, Kadie Buchanan, Dominic and Ty Goins; brothers, Danny McLemore, Harold McLemore and wife, Barbara; sisters, Agnes Potter, Delores Webb, Nadine Booth and husband, Larry; sons in law, Roger Goins and Jeff Gregory; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 16, 2009 at Friendship Baptist Church, Rev. Scott Campbell officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Church. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville (865) 982-6041,
Jimmy McLemore is a nephew to Bonnie Self Rogers, who passed away one week ago today. (See her obituary on this site too.)