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, December 15, 2014


Dillard Glenn Self, age 95, a lifelong resident of Tellico Plains, TN, passed away 3:20 A.M. Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Starr Regional Medical Center, Athens. Member of Unicoi Baptist Church. Veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. An iron worker by trade, a member of the Ironworkers Local Union #384 and traveled the world extensively for his job. Survivors, daughters & son-in-law, Shirley Self Bivens Warren, Tellico Plains, Margaret Self Lee & Don Lee, Manning, S.C., grandchildren, Angelia Martin, Kimberly Black, Shannon Bivens, Jeff Lee, Cindy Vickery & Scott Lee, 8 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, Preceded in death by wife, Mayme Jo Witt Self, grandson, Glenn J. Bivens, parents, Fred & Mary Josephine White Self. Funeral 3 P.M. Saturday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. B.J. Wall officiating. Interment Epperson Cemetery, with military honors provided by V.F.W. Post 5156 & D.A.V.  Chapter 93. Family will receive friends 1-3 P.M. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains, TN.