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.

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Mrs. Joyce Stover of Palmetto, Georgia, passed away February 22, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Stover and mother, Johnnie Dailey and is survived by her daughters, Lisa Davis and her husband Paul of McDonough; Shannon Brown and her husband Greg of Jenkinsburg; father, Ray Dailey of Maryville, TN; sister, Penny Bistersky and her husband Mark of Delafield, WI; brothers, Arnold Dailey and his wife Lynn of Kingston, OK; Eddie Dailey and his wife Pat of Maryville, TN; Dickie Dailey and his wife Vickie of Maryville, TN; grandchildren, Holly Davis; Kelly Davis and Natalie Brown and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at The Rock Baptist Church with Rev. Lendell Ainsworth officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-964-4800.