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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

Forest Eugene “Mike” Brown

February 14, 2020

Forest Eugene “Mike” Brown, 87, of Gassaway, passed away on February 14, 2020 at Clay Health Care Center, Big Otter. He was born November 30, 1932 in Gassaway a son of the late Edward and Nellie Dobbins Brown. In addition to his parents he

James Dean Vaughan

February 3, 2020

James Dean Vaughan, 80, of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Tuscaloosa, AL, Akron, OH, & Elmira, WV; went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 3, 2020. He was born September 29, 1939, the son of the late Denzil and Venell (Stalnaker) Vaughan

Dorothy Faye “Dottie” Williamson

January 29, 2020

Dorothy Faye “Dottie” Williamson, 70, went to be with her Lord January 29, 2020 at home in Glenville, WV. She was born April 9, 1949 in Dakota, WV, a daughter of the late George Willis Grounds, Sr. and Emyl Lee Ellis Shields. Dorothy was al

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