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.
September 14, 2017Gary Joe McCourt Jr, 50, of Frametown went to be with our Lord on Thursday, September 14, 2017. He was born on July 29, 1967 in Gassaway WV to Gary Joe and Janette Short McCourt of Frametown. He was a member of the Charity Baptist Church, Wilsi
September 10, 2017James Dale Tonkin, born September 10, 1943, died September 9, 2017 at home after a short illness. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Eva Marie (Jarvis) Tonkin and one daughter, Jamie Lynn Alward (Travis) of Prattville, AL. One granddaughter,
September 7, 2017Betty Lea Chapman, 80, of Ivydale, passed away September 7, 2017 at CAMC General Division after a yearlong battle with health issues. She was born October 23, 1936 in Clay County a daughter of the late Jesse and Bonnie Hamric. She was retired f