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, January 23, 2018


Doris Ann Tucker, 84, of Tellico Plains, TN went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, while surrounded by her loving family at Sweetwater Hospital, Sweetwater, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Clara Stewart; sister, Reba Gibson; brother, Aaron Stewart and special nieces, Melba Peebles and Nancy Tolbert.

Doris is survived by her husband of 64 years, Reed Tucker  of  Tellico Plains; daughter and son-in-law, Tooter and J.W. Coleman of Tellico Plains; son, Bunkum Tucker of Tellico Plains; granddaughters and spouses, Jami and Tommy Babb, Amanda and Cody Smith, Lauren and Sam Hunt; great-grandchildren, Cameron Coleman, Colton Smith, Cooper Smith, and Scout Hunt; sister, Lassie Claborn; special nieces, Shelva Hardy and Patricia Moreland, and several nieces and nephews

Family and friends will assemble at 12:00 noon Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Myers Funeral Home and proceed to Center Cemetery for the 1:00 p.m., graveside service with Rev. B.J. Wall officiating.