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, September 23, 2013


Edie Mae Barry, 65, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 22, 2013 surrounded by family after a brave battle with cancer. She was a 1966 graduate of Everett High School in Maryville, TN. She earned a BA in Spanish and an MA in ESL from UT Knoxville. She taught ESL for many years and retired in May of 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sanford and Ola Mae Self, and mother-in-law Esther Barry. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, David Barry; sons Greg (Kathy) Barry and Ben Barry; brothers-in-law Doug and Ben Barry; father-in-law John Barry and Julia 'Aunt Liz' Barry; sisters Betty (Hugh) McCall, Phyllis (Marvin) Loveday; brothers Jim (Martha Cross) Self, and John (Susan) Self; numerous nieces and nephews from both sides of the family, and many wonderful and devoted friends. She was a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church, and was a devoted follower of Christ. She had a heart for missions and generously supported many domestic and foreign missionaries. Her family was the most important thing in her life, after her relationship with Jesus Christ, and she showed her devotion to them tirelessly in many different ways. The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday at The Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Larry Williams officiating. The interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the George Ayoub Family at Commission To Every Nation, P.O. Box 291307, Kerrville, TX 78029-1307. Edie helped support this missionary family and they were dear to her heart. Please share your thoughts and memories online at Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.