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.
September 15, 2019Edith Fay Cart, 88, of Frametown, passed away September 15, 2019 at home. She was born May 27, 1931 in Frametown, a daughter of the late Willis James and Flora May Gray James. Edith was a homemaker. She loved the outdoors. She enjoyed sewin
September 12, 2019Carrell Leon Burns, 91, of Frametown, passed away September 12, 2019 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital. He was born April 1, 1928 in Gilmer County a son of the late John and Florence Burns. Carrell retired from the WV Department of Highways a
September 10, 2019Larry W. “Coon Dog” Hall, 73, passed away unexpectedly September 10, 2019. He was born in Servia, WV to the late Lertie and Mary Jane (Sibert) Hall and was an Akron resident over 50 years. Larry retired from the Ford Motor Company with 42 year