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, November 17, 2018


HARMON, Doneta Jo, age 64, of Sweetwater, Tennessee passed away 9:40 A.M. Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at her home. She is preceded in death by parents James & Thelma Self Jones, sister Linda Duncan, brothers Billy and Terry Jones. Survivors, Husband, Roy Lee Harmon; Daughters & sons-in-law, Shanan & Norman Lettieri, April & Joseph Lynn, Laura & Jason Wilkerson; Grandchildren: Shelby Elmore, Brodi Lynn, Jaylen Wilkerson, Joseph & Dakota Lettieri; Great- grandchildren: Ava and Addalynn Lettieri; Siblings, Bobby Jones, Gail Chambers, Barbara Gossage, Joyce Bidwell, Teresa Jones, Debbie Bahr; Several nieces & nephews. Graveside service & interment 2:30 P.M. Saturday, Forkners Chapel Cemetery, Rev. Kurt Presley officiating. Family will receive friends 1-2 PM Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, TN.