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, February 06, 2010


PRUDIE N. TUCKER age 84, of Tellico Plains, TN, passed away 2:00 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2010 at Woods Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was of the Baptist faith and was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, with a great and loving heart and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Preceded in death by grandson, James Crowder; parents, Authur and Ada Crowder; sister, Magdalene Lynn, infant sisters, Genevieve and Annie Crowder; brother, Clarence Crowder. Survivors: husband of 58 years, Carroll Tucker; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Mike McKenzie; sons and daughter-in-law, Jim Crowder, Mike Tucker, Melvin and Teresa Tucker; grandchildren, Cheryl and Gary Russell, Shane Roller, Missy and Scott Jump, Kassandra and Benji Harris, Josh Crowder, Tiffany and Brian Moser, Amanda Crowder, Jeremiah and Serena Tucker, Felicia Watson; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Nellie Reisden; special cousin, Charles Blenkenship; special friends, Ocie Crowder and Clifton and Wanda Crowe; caregiver, Cindy Leviner; many other special cousins and friends. Funeral 8:00 p.m. Monday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Ollie Lankford officiating. Interment 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Piney Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains.