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.
April 25, 2017Dora “Edith” Adams-Prince Edith, as she was known by all her friends, has gone to be with Jesus on April 25, 2017. She was a loving wife to Norman Adams (deceased) and Lonnie Prince (deceased). She was also preceded in death by daughter, Ed
April 25, 2017Lola Butcher Given, 92, of Springfield, MO, formerly of Frametown, WV, died on April 25, 2017 at The Maples Health and Rehabilitation in Springfield. Born July 9, 1924 to Levi Jonathan and Emily Belle Given Butcher, she grew up in the coal town of
April 19, 2017David Barker, 62, of Gassaway, passed away April 19, 2017 at Glenville Center. He was born July 16, 1954 in Braxton County. David was a graduate of Braxton County High School. He enjoyed going to the Chapel Community Center and the Braxton Seni