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, July 18, 2016


Wayman, Steven D., age 63, of Maryville, TN, passed away 11:46 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Broadway Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, Dwight Wayman; step-father, Mark Linton. Survivors: wife, Linda Wayman; sons and daughters-in-law, Jason and Lindsay, of Seymour, Michael and Brittney, of Vonore; grandchildren, Kelsey, Tiffany, Bentley, Callie, Weston, Olivia, Jaxon; mother, Lucile Hunt Linton, of Tellico Plains; sisters and brothers-in-law, Janice and Dennis Calhoun, of Benton, Arkansas, Lynette and Mike Atkinson, of Pearl, MS; aunt, Ellen Harrison, of Maryville; many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or American Kidney Foundation. Graveside service and interment 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Oak Grove Friends Cemetery, Rev. Scott Knight officiating. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, TN.