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.

Sunday, December 23, 2012


UNDERWOOD, NEMA SUE, age 60, of Vonore, Tennessee passed away 12:15 p.m. Friday, December 21, 2012 at home with family after a brief battle with lymphoma. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and Vonore chapter # 383, Order of the Eastern Star. Preceded in death by parents, John “Beece” and Creed Earl Self Kirkland, brother, Earl Kirkland. Survivors: loving husband of 42 years, Roger D. Underwood, Sr.; daughter, Nema Dale Underwood Moses; sons and spouses, Roger “Junior” and Becky Underwood, Donald and LeeAnne Underwood; grandchildren, Autumn Queen and husband Dustin, Sarah Moses, Cory Underwood, Carrie Underwood, Darrin Underwood, Kyli Underwood; sister, Barbara Kirkland Strickland; nieces, Angie Willix, Teresa Crowden, Cindy Kirkland. Funeral 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Ronnie Davis, Rev. Chris Holloway, Rev. Charles White officiating. Interment 10:00 a.m. Monday, Vonore Baptist Cemetery. Eastern Star service 7:45 p.m. Sunday. Family will receive friends 6-7:45 p.m. Sunday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, MadisonvilleTN.

Note: Nema Sue was the grandaughter of the late George Washington Self and Vandoria Roberts Self.