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 23, 2019Glenda “Gale” Demastus, 77, of Sutton, died April 23, 2019 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born February 7, 1942 in Dudley, Missouri, a daughter of the late Floyd Stephens and Lillian Majors Stephens. Gale
April 21, 2019Delvin Wesley Dobbins, 92, of Crooked Fork, passed away Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. Delvin was born January 9, 1927 in Braxton County, a son of the late Lele Edwin and Jennie Cunningham Dobbins. For most of his life
April 9, 2019Marple G. Jenkins, 80, of Gassaway, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 9, 2019 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born November 24, 1938 in Gilmer County to the late Claude and Artie Crinda Mowery Jenkins. For most of Ma