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, January 28, 2013


Anna Mae Self, age 85, of Maryville, Tennessee passed away Friday, January 25, 2013 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Self was a longtime member of East Maryville Baptist Church and was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grand and great-grandmother who will be deeply missed by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her Husband, Rev. Fred C. Self; Son, Garry Self; and Daughter, Margaret Ann Cooper. Survivors include her Sons and Daughters-in-law, Darrell and Michele Self, Larry and Becky Self; Son-in-law, Butch Cooper; Grandchildren, Tony Cooper, April Self, Amanda Johnson, Dana Basler, Darren Self, and Darrell Thomas; Five Great-grandchildren; Brothers, Leroy Rogers of Maryville and Bill Rogers of Cleveland, GA; The family would like to express special thanks to Mark and Julee Clark, and Kim Ward for their care of Mrs. Self. A celebration of Anna Mae's life will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2013 in the Smith Trinity Chapel with Rev. Keith Johnson and Rev. Butch Cooper officiating. The Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, January 28, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Trinity Chapel of Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, 983-1000,