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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

Wendell Belknap

December 5, 2016

Wendell Belknap, 76, of Exchange, passed away December 5, 2016. He was born May, 1940 in Braxton County a son of the late Donnie and Juanita Rockhold Belknap. Wendell was a truck owner and operator. He is survived by his wife, Charlene Belkn...

Nellie R. O'Dell

November 29, 2016

Nellie R. O’Dell, 90, of Gassaway, passed away November 29, 2016 at home. She was born October 28, 1926 a daughter of the late Clarence and Della Tanner Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Eugene O’Dell; grandson, Denver ...

Ruby G DePoy

November 27, 2016

Ruby G. DePoy, 94, of Weirton, WV, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2016 at her residence. She was born August 12, 1922 in Braxton County, WV a daughter of the late William and Lillie (Mace) Perrine. In addition to her parents, Ruby was p...

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