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.

Thursday, July 28, 2011


She was a painter, an author, a great storyteller, a preacher's daughter and an all around wonderful lady. Mildred Miller Thomas has died after several months of declining health. Her obituary follows.

THOMAS, MILDRED MILLER, age 86, of Madisonville, Tennessee passed away 11:45 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2011 at Sweetwater Hospital. Preceded in death by parents, Oliver and Mary Hartness Miller, sisters, Stella Miller, Edna Miller, Jessie Miller Harlow, Marian Aleen Miller and Edith Miller; brothers, Boyd Miller and Austin Miller; brother-in-law, Floyd Harlow. She was a member of South Madisonville Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Hugh E. (Tommy) Thomas; sister, Ella Miller;
brother and sisters-in-law, Stanley and Loretta Miller, Dot Miller, Ann Miller;
nieces, Carol Harlow Caines and husband, Eugene, Jeanette Harlow; nephews, Ronald Miller and wife, Billie, Bobby Miller, Stephen Miller and wife, Suneetha,
David Miller and wife, Tammy; several grand nieces and grand-nephews, great-grand nieces and a great-great grand nephew. Funeral 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Rick Harris officiating. Interment in Madisonville City Cemetery. Family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.