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, June 14, 2011


Earl W. (Toad) Self - age 85 of Lenoir City passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011 at the Loudon Healthcare Center, Loudon, TN. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Susan Dillard; parents, George and Nelia Self; brothers, Johnny, Riley, James, David and Charles; sisters, Rosie, Ruth and Stella. Survived by his wife, Fannie Self; daughters, Wanda Williams of Lenoir City and Vickie Rhea of Knoxville; son, Robert Self and wife, Teresa of Lenoir City; step children, Billy J. Brookshire and wife, Mary, Regina Ramsey and husband, Troy; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; brother, Fred Self and wife, Wanda of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City. TN is in charge of arrangements.