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, June 27, 2011


Rev. Fred Clifford Self, age 85, of Maryville, died Sunday, June 26, 2011 at the family home. Rev. Self was a member of East Maryville Baptist Church and the former pastor of several churches. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WWII. He was preceded in death by his son and daughter, Garry Self and Margaret Ann Cooper. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Anna Mae Rogers Self; Sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Michele Self and Larry and Becky Self; grandchildren, Tony Cooper, April Self, Amanda Johnson, Darrell Thomas, Dana Basler, and Darren Self; 5 great grandchildren; son-in-law, Butch Cooper; sisters, Judy Payne and Calberta Best; . Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at East Maryville Baptist Church with Rev. Butch Cooper, Rev. Keith Johnson, and Rev. David Frame officiating. The family and friends will assemble at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Grandview Cemetery for Interment Services. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at East Maryville Baptist Church from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friends may call at their convenience after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 983-1000,