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, June 01, 2012


Faye Self Strickland, age 86, of Vonore, Tennessee, widow of Delmo Strickland, passed away 4:40 P.M. Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Member of Vonore Baptist Church. Survivors, daughters & sons-in-law, Frankie & Cara McLemore, Barbara & Jamie Perry, all of Madisonville, Sons & daughters-in-law, Jerry & Wanda Strickland, Jackie Strickland, Douglas & Louise Strickland, Tommy & Carolyn Strickland, all of Madisonville, Katherine Strickland, Vonore, 10 grandchildren & 15 great-grandchildren, Sisters, Lula Burnett, Knoxville, Nellie Hawkins, Greenback, Helen Gibby, Nashville, Brothers, Frank Self, Knoxville, Jake Self, Madisonville, Several nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by son, Charles Strickland, parents, Harrison & Lizzie Cottrell Self, sisters, Blonnie Case & Pearl Geddings, brother, Samuel Douglas Self. Funeral 8 P.M. Friday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Tommy Self officiating. Interment 10 A.M. Saturday, Vonore Methodist Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 P.M. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, TN.