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, March 23, 2010


Marianne McLemore, age 59 of Maryville, passed away Tuesday March 23, 2010 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a wonderful wife and mother, and she had a heart of gold. She will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew her. Preceded in death by husband, Edward McLemore; brother in law, Jimmy McLemore, Danny McLemore; brother in law, Gunter Kessel; parents, Gerhard and Else Fiebig. She is survived by daughter and son in law, Susan and Brian Negele; fiancée, Lewis O’Gorman; brother and sister in law, Harold and Barbara McLemore; sister, Irmgard Kessel; sisters in law, Delores Webb, Marie McLemore, Agnes, Nadine; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 7:00 PM Thursday March 25, 2010 at Miller Funeral Home. Interment service will be held 11:00 AM Friday at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. (865)982-6041