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.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Roger Dale Self
June 8, 1959 - September 23, 2010

Roger Dale Self, age 51, of Decatur, TN, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 23, 2010. He was a member of the Cottonport Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter. He was a U. S. Army Veteran.He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Sallie (Watts) Self. He is survived by his wife, Michelle (Lehnherr) Self, of Decatur, TN; one son, Gabriel Self of California; one daughter, Amanda Bricker of Athens, TN; three brothers and two sister-in-laws, David Ray and Debi Self of Cincinnati, OH, Robert and Nancy Self, Randy Self, all of Decatur, TN; one sister, Connie (Self) Floyd of Soddy Daisy, TN; and a very special friend and hunting buddy, Wesley West of Riceville, TN. Funeral service will be held at 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 27, 2010, in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 27, 2010 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to: The After School Bible Program, 4731 River Road, Decatur, TN 37322.