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.
October 12, 2017Agnes Marie Crites, 74, of Gassaway passed away October 12, 2017 at United Hospital Center, Bridgeport. She was born June 28, 1943 in Braxton County a daughter of the late Lanta James and Statie Cogar Jeffries Hannah. She worked for the Departm
October 12, 2017Ruby Louise Hughes, 97 of Dille, passed away October 12, 2017 at Highland Springs of Fort Thomas, KY. She was born February 16, 1920 in Clay County, WV a daughter of the late Norman Felix and Carnelia Loakie Butcher Rogers. Ruby was a homemaker
October 10, 2017Garnett D. James, 89, of Gassaway passed away October 10, 2017 at home, with family and her beloved dog “SugarBear” at her side. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Jennings and Alma Duffield and her two brothers Martin and Pau