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.

Friday, November 28, 2014


RUSSELL, IMOGENE MARTIN - age 94, of Madisonville, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at her home. She was a member of the Unicoi Baptist Church in Tellico Plains. Preceded in death by: husband, James Riley Russell; parents, Avery and Ethel Kirkland Martin; brother, Homer Martin; and sister, Josephine Thomas. Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law, Edwin and Bonnie Russell, Estes and Susan Russell; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Dave Bennett, Priscilla and Chris Davis, Phyllis and Bob von Slep; grandchildren, April McCullough, Mandy Darnes, Justin Russell, Jamie Cathey, Nicole Robertson, Alan Davis; host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral 8:00 P.M., Saturday, November 29th, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Dwayne Leming officiating. Burial 1:00 P.M., Sunday, November 30th, Unicoi Cemetery, in Tellico Plains. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Saturday, Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, TN. (Mrs. Russell was a granddaughter to the late Ruth Self Kirkland. Ruth was a daughter to John J. Self.)