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, January 13, 2017


UNDERWOOD, VIRGINIA (GEN) WALKER, age 62, of Tellico Plains, TN, passed away 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Sweetwater Hospital. She was preceded in death by parents, Roy and Mary Dovie Walker; grandparents, Ernest and Luana Duncan Miller; Viola McKenzie; nephews, Michael Fain and Dale Gourley. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Jamie and Ashley Underwood; sister and brother-in-law, Martha Lou and Harry Fain; brother, Charles Walker, all of Tellico Plains; special nephew and nieces, Zachary and Lesha Taylor, Elexus Fain; Jamie‚Äôs father, Homer Underwood, of Tellico Plains. Funeral  7:00 p.m. Thursday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Arthur Andrew Moser, Rev. Richard Self officiating. Interment 11:00 a.m. Friday, Citico Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, TN. ( Virginia Walker's mother, Mary Dovie Walker, died on December 6, 2016. See her obituary on this blog.)