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Welcome To Roach Funeral Home

Our goal is to give the families that we serve, a warm and relaxed home to come to at a difficult time – when compassion, sincerity and professionalism are paramount.

“The friendship of those we serve is the foundation of our business!”

The history of our funeral home began in 1906 under the direction of W.P. Bartlett. The funeral home was located on Elk Street, downtown Gassaway and also served as a furniture store.

In 1930 Lloyd Bartlett, son of W.P. Bartlett, took over the business. In 1948 he rebuilt the funeral home in a new location on Braxton Street where it still remains.

Karl Skidmore purchased the business in 1967 and sold it in 1975 to it’s Present day owner, Richard M. Roach.

Richard and his son Ryan M. Roach, after becoming licensed in 1995, have been sucessfully running the business.

Current Obituaries


Charles Arlos “Spanky” Cutlip

March 30, 2020

Charles Arlos “Spanky” Cutlip, 99, of Gassaway, WV passed away peacefully Monday, March 30, 2020 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital.  He was born October 27, 1920 in Cutlip’s Fork, WV to the late Burton L. Cutlip and Maude L. Simmons Cutlip.

Danny Hays Vaughan

March 24, 2020

Danny Hays Vaughan, 78, of Elmira, passed away on March 24, 2020 at home. He was born October 1, 1941 in Elmira, a son of the late Oran Dell Vaughan and Garnet Christine Carter Vaughan. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his

James William “Bill” Paintiff

March 22, 2020

James William “Bill” Paintiff, 79, of Gassaway passed away on March 22, 2020 at WVU Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. He was born February 10, 1941 in Gassaway a son of the late Dovie Mae McCumbers Paintiff and Grover Lee Paintiff.  In

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