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.

Saturday, May 19, 2018


SELF, ARMENDA, age 86, of Vonore, Tennessee, widow of J.R. Self, passed away 4:00 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the home of her son, Donnie. She was a member of Citico Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Henderson and Sallie King; sisters, Bertha Patton, Offie Patton, Dovie Millsaps; brother, Leonard King; half-sisters, Gladys Duncan, Annie Millsaps; half-brothers, Elmer Woods, Roscoe Woods. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie and Marcia Self, Gordon and Penny Self, of Vonore; grandchildren, Ben Self, Atlanta, GA, Sarah and Brannon Davis and Dustin Self; great-grandson, Weston Davis, of Vonore; sister, Faye Dunlap, of Maryville; half-sisters, Freida Gunter, of Madisonville, Mary Garrett; half-brother, Brodus King, of Vonore; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Dustin Self, Rev. David Lane officiating. Interment 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Citico Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, TN.