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.
November 17, 2017Arlene F. Skidmore, 81 of Gassaway, peacefully went to be with her Heavenly Father, November 17, 2017. She was born February 6, 1936, a daughter of the late Martin Ray Mollohan and Iva Lowers Mollohan of Gassaway. She was united in marriage to the
November 16, 2017Mary Lou Jarvis Halstead, 63 of Strange Creek, passed away on November 16, 2017 at Raleigh General Hospital. She was born June 24, 1954 in Sutton, a daughter of the late Woodrow Jarvis and Maggie Marie Carpenter. Mary was a Christian by faith,
November 13, 2017Glendon Kent Jones, 74 of Gassaway, WV died suddenly on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 41 years, Rebecca Dodrill Jones; Goddaughter, Ashley Davis; brothers, Gary Jones of Upper M