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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

Laura Mae Frame Staley

January 14, 2017

Laura Mae Frame Staley, 71, of Strange Creek, passed away January 14, 2017 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway. She was born October 29, 1945 in Braxton County a daughter of the late William and Greeta Brady Dean. She was a homemaker ...

Mary Louise Simmons

January 4, 2017

Mary Louise Simmons, 90, of Gassaway passed away January 4, 2017 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James D. Simmons December 24, 2016. Louise is survived by son, Doug and wife, Amy; daughter,...


James D Simmons

December 24, 2016

James “Jim” D. Simmons, beloved husband and father passed away December 24, 2016 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital at the age of 95. Jim is survived by wife, Louise; son, Doug and daughter-in-law, Amy; daughter, Linda and son-in-law, Ron; si...

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