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, December 12, 2017


MILLER, ANN, age 93, of Huntsville, AL, formerly of Madisonville, widow of Boyd Miller, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Crestwood Hospital, Huntsville, AL. She was a member of South Madisonville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by parents, Marvie Lee and Mattie Nichols; sister and brother-in-law, Nellie and Albert Harris; brothers, Howard Nichols, Rex Nichols. Survivors: sons and daughter-in-law, Bobby Miller, of Humble, TX,  Ronald and Billie Miller, of Tunnel Hill, GA; grandsons, Ronnie Miller, of Rocky Face, GA, Andrew Miller, of Atlanta, GA; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; sister and brothers-in-law, Pauline and Bill Homer, of Huntsville, AL, Stanley Miller, of Madisonville; brother and sisters-in-law, Will Nichols and Tula Nichols, Shirley Nichols, both of Hamilton, AL, Dot Miller, of Madisonville; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service and interment 2:00 p.m. Friday, Haven Hill Memorial Gardens, Rev. Rick Harris officiating. Arrangements by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, TN.