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.

Monday, September 27, 2010


"Decatur Police, Meigs County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating the murder of a 51 year old man after his body was found outside his home, just after 8 AM Thursday. Decatur Police Chief Monty Rowland said the man, identified as Roger Self, 51 of Five Point Road, Decatur, was found dead of at least one gunshot wound. Rowland said the wound does not appear to be self-inflicted. Rowland said no suspects have been identified and no motive has been released concerning the homicide, but Chief Rowland said more details would be released as the case moves forward."

This story was printed in the DAILY NEWS EXPRESS, Saturday, September 25, 2010, Vol. 8, Issue 224.

The obituary of Roger Self appears below in a separate posting.