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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


COLEMAN, REV. JOSEPH LEONARD (JOE), age 58 of Madisonville, TN passed away 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at U.T. Medical Center. He was the owner of Stricklan Tree Service and was a well known minister of the gospel. Member of Community Baptist Church. Preceded in death by wife of 39 years, Terresa Diana Stricklan Coleman, parents, Jessie and Sara Kate Coleman, brother, Thomas Keith Coleman. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Andy Nichols; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Vickie Coleman; granddaughters, Adriane, Alesha and Abby Nichols, sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Jimmy Bryson, Glenda and Creed Calhoun, brother and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Debbie Coleman, all of Madisonville; Joyce Coleman; nephews, Thomas (Tommy) Coleman, both of Sweetwater, Dillon Coleman; nieces, Laurie Lanham, Lynne Millsaps, Tammy Brown, Sara Tinnell, LaCreeda Tinnell, all of Madisonville.Funeral 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Michael McLemore, Rev. Mitch Isbill officiating. Interment 11:00 a.m. Friday, Haven Hill Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.