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, May 09, 2011


April “Susan” Farmer Dillard - age 37 of Lenoir City, TN passed away Friday, May 6, 2011 after a five year battle with cancer. She was a 1992 graduate of Lenoir City High School. Susan graduated from Roane State Community College as a Paralegal. She was preceded in death by beloved step father, Kim Williams; grandparents, E. B. and Mary Farmer. She is survived by her husband, Brian Dillard; daughters, Ashley Johnston, Kamryn and Adisson Dillard; mother, Wanda Williams of Lenoir City; father, David Farmer and wife, Amy of Knoxville; sister, Kim Price and husband, Marc of Lenoir City; nieces, Kara Willis and Emily Price; grandparents, Louise Self of Loudon, Earl Self and wife, Fannie of Lenoir City; several aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Click Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Scot Wells officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, TN is in charge of arrangements. Our sympathy is extended to Susan's family.