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.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Ella Miller, age 99, of Madisonville, TN, passed away 2:55 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Sweetwater Hospital. Member of South Madisonville Baptist Church. Survivors, brother & sisters-in-law, Stanley & Loretta Miller, Dot Miller, all of Madisonville, Ann Miller, Huntsville, Ala., niece & spouse, Carol Jean & Eugene Caines, Jacksonville, Fla., nephews & spouses, Ronald & Billie Miller, Tunnel Hill, Ga., Bobby Miller, Humble, Tx., Stephen & Suneetha Miller, Knoxville, David & Tammy Miller, Crossville, several great & great-great nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Rev. Oliver C. & Mary Lydia Hartness Miller, sisters & brothers-in-law, Edna, Edith, Stella and Marian Miller, Jessie & Floyd Harlow, Mildred & Hugh Thomas, brothers, Boyd & Austin Miller, niece, Jeanette Harlow. Funeral 4:30 p.m. Friday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Rick Harris officiating. Interment Piney Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, TN.