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.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


WESLEY DILLARD SELF, age 95, of Vonore, TN, passed away 8:00 a.m. Thursday, September 25, 2014 at his home. He retired from Tellico Telephone Company. He was a member of Williamsburg Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife, Lillian Louise Self; sisters, Violet Best, Reba Roberts; brothers, Arnold and Clarence Self. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Doyle Brown; granddaughters, Leshia Williams, Karen Brown, Amber Williams; great grandsons, Colby Brown, Parker Collins, Bently Beach, great granddaughter, Addison Collins.  Funeral 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Chaplain Mike Justice officiating. Intement 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Cane Creek Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains, TN.