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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

Gladys Helen Patterson

May 22, 2016

Gladys Helen Patterson, 70, of Sutton, passed away May 22, 2016. She was born February 20, 1946 in Braxton County a daughter of the late Columbus Washington and Clara Taylor Brown. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by br...

Jimmy Ray McCraw

May 20, 2016

Jimmy Ray McCraw, 58, of Gassaway, passed away May 20, 2016 at home. He was born August 15, 1957 in Fairmont a son of the late Fred Lee McCraw, Sr. and Wanda Jane Stump McCraw. Jimmy was a cook and mowed lawns. He loved to go to yard sales and ...

Bradley Hoyt Simms

May 20, 2016

Bradley Hoyt Simms, 57, of Sutton, passed away May 20, 2016. He was born October 14, 1958 in Sutton a son of the late Theodore and Freda Cook Simms. Bradley was a core driller. He loved to fish, hunt and spend time with family and friends. H...

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