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, April 19, 2019


FANNIE LEE YATES BROOKSHIRE SELF, age 84, of Madisonville, Tennessee widow of Earl “Toad” Self and Ray Brookshire, passed away 4:10 a.m. Friday April 19, 2019 at her home. She retired from Lakeshore Mental Health Institute. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Lee Hutcheson. Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Troy Ramsey, of Madisonville; Son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Mary Brookshire, of Knoxville; Grandchildren, Belinda Moser, Chris Moser and wife Cassandra, of Madisonville, Joey Brookshire and wife, Angel, of Knoxville, Mary Beth Hutcheson, of Sweetwater, Katie Secrest, of Chattanooga; Great-grandchildren, Rhianon, Alex, Christa, Zack, Jaxson, Faith; Great-great grandson, Titan; Several cousins. Funeral 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 22, Lakeside Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Monday at Lakeside Baptist Church. Arrangements by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, TN.