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.

Friday, May 18, 2012


SELF, PEGGY JO MOSES, age 72, of Madisonville, passed away 2:12 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was a member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Jake W. Self; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Chris Bledsoe; grandson, Dylan Frank; granddaughter, Brittany Russell; great-granddaughter, Raylee Frank; sister, Dot Miller; brother and sister-in-law, Curt and Nancy Moses; nephew, Greg Moses and wife Leslie, all of Madisonville; niece, Kathy Tipton and husband Tony, of Colleyville, TX; great nephews, Andy Moses, Jesse Tipton, Joshua Tipton; great niece, Macy Moses; preceded in death by parents, Tony and Roxie Moses; brother-in-law, Austin Miller. Funeral 8:00 p.m. Friday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Tommy Self, Rev. David Davis officiating. Interment 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Haven Hill Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.