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708 Braxton Street, Gassaway WV 26624  | Call us: (304) 364 – 2231



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Welcome To Roach Funeral Home

Serving Families since 1975

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.

Recent Obituaries

Marilyn Rae Gerwig James

September 27, 2023

Marilyn Rae Gerwig James, 88 of Gassaway, died peacefully at home Wednesday, September 27, 2023, surrounded by her husband and family.  Marilyn was born July 25, 1935 in Knapp, WV a daughter of the late Clarence “Criss” and Bea (Dobbins) Gerw...

Jack Cummings

September 24, 2023

Jackie James Cummings, 27, of Clay, WV gained his heavenly wings and went to be with the Lord on September 24th, 2023.   He was born on February 29th, 1996.   He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Beverly Coen; paternal grandp...

James D. “Jimmy” Lemon, Jr

September 20, 2023

James D. “Jimmy” Lemon, Jr, 71, and loving husband of Revelea Lemon passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born in Gassaway on February 25, 1952, to the late James Don...
6 Messages

Jimmie Andrew “Andy” Cook

September 16, 2023

Jimmie Andrew “Andy” Cook, 68, of Gassaway passed away at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 16, 2023. He was born in Sutton on April 5, 1955, to the late Jimmie Andrew Cook, Sr. and Mary Nell Bragg Cook. Andy was the epit...
1 Message

Donna Marie McQuain

September 14, 2023

Donna Marie McQuain, 72, of Gassaway went to be with her Lord in the early morning of Thursday, September 14, 2023. She was born September 21, 1950, in Sutton to the late George and Edith Carpenter Sanders. In addition to her parents, she was p...
7 Messages

Michael Allen Lemon

September 6, 2023

Michael Allen Lemon, 22, of Gassaway passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at Nationwide Childrens Hospital, Columbus, Ohio due to complications of heart surgery. He was born August 12, 2001 in Charleston, WV. Preceding Michael in death wer...
1 Message

Donna Kaye Treadway Yurkovich

September 5, 2023

Donna Kaye Treadway Yurkovich, 65, of Nebo, WV, formally of Sutton, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at home after a long battle of cancer. She was born March 13, 1958 in Beckley to the late Viola and Quincy Treadway. In addition to he...

2 Messages

Paul Glynn “Buss” Lemon

August 27, 2023

Paul Glynn “Buss” Lemon, 89, of Gassaway passed away peacefully at his home on Sugar Creek, Sunday, August 27, 2023. Born in Gassaway on December 19, 1933, he was the son of the late James H. Lemon and Nellie G. (Duffield) Lemon. He was pre...

Ruth Ann Morris

August 23, 2023

Ruth Ann Morris, 80, of Sutton went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. She passed at home surrounded by her family. She was born August 30, 1942, in Braxton County to the late Masol J. Rose and Waneta B. Myles Robinson. In addit...

Jessica Marlene Helmick

August 22, 2023

Jessica Marlene Helmick, 44, of Frametown, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at WVU Medicine United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, WV. She was born in Weston on September 12, 1978, to the late Jimmie Lee Rollyson and Brenda Kay Barnette. Je...
1 Message

Angela Cay Westfall

August 18, 2023

Angela Cay Westfall, 49, of Exchange was welcomed into the arms of her savior on Friday, August 18, 2023. There to greet her at heaven’s gate was her father, James E. Westfall, her brother, James “Bill” Westfall, her nephew, Sam Westfall, her s...
3 Messages

Andy Moore

August 11, 2023

Andy Moore, 40, of Duck, entered into rest on Friday, August 11, 2023. He was born in Gassaway on May 11, 1983 to Opal Duffield of O’Brion and the late Dallas Nelson Moore, Jr. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Okla and Callie Duf...

Susan Faith Ramsey

August 9, 2023

Susan Faith Ramsey, 77, of Gassaway, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2023. She was born June 25, 1946, in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Fred and Mary Stickland Duffield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her s...

10 Messages

Gregory Lee Kniceley

August 6, 2023

Gregory Lee Kniceley, 72, of Sutton, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 6, 2023. He was born on November 16, 1950, to the late Nolan and Patsy Ruth Linville Kniceley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brot...
3 Messages

Brenda Hickman

August 6, 2023

Brenda Hickman was born on the 21st day of September, 1942 in Widen, WV. She went peacefully to our Lord on the 6th day of August, 2023 at Braxton County Health Care Center in Sutton, WV. She was a Gassaway High School graduate. She went on to com...

7 Messages

Gaylord “Lee” Hacker

August 1, 2023

Gaylord “Lee” Hacker, 54, of Sutton passed away at home on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 from a long battle with cancer. He was born in Lewis County, West Virginia on July 23, 1969 to Creda Hall Hacker of Gassaway and the late Shirlin Hacker. Lee...
3 Messages

Kevin Bryan Perrine

July 26, 2023

Long story short, Kevin Bryan Perrine became an adventurer on October 11, 1971 and rolled a natural D1 to end his quest on July 26, 2023. Pancreatic cancer may have been his story’s villain, but Kev’s adventure ended with Hope, an idea and a girl...
1 Message

Elizabeth C. Brady

July 8, 2023

Elizabeth C. Brady, 79, of Gassaway passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at Braxton Healthcare Center, Sutton, WV. She was born in Paris, Texas on June 13, 1944. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepsons, Joseph Alb...
1 Message

Maria Anna (Anastasia) Frame

July 7, 2023

Maria Anna (Anastasia) Frame, 96, of Gassaway passed away on Friday, July 7, 2023, at WVU Medicine United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, WV, surrounded by her family. She was born September 20, 1926, in Lviv, Poland (Ukraine) to the late Frank and T...
1 Message

Rocky Wayne Starcher

July 6, 2023

Rocky Wayne Starcher, 70, of Glouster, Ohio passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2023. He was born January 10, 1953, in Sutton, West Virginia to the late John Harley Starcher and Virgie E. Lewis Starcher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded...
1 Message

Gretchen Ann Kizer-Smith

June 30, 2023

Gretchen Ann Kizer-Smith, 56, of Frametown passed away on Friday, June 30, 2023. She was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on September 30, 1966. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant son, Jeremiah Smith. Gretchen ...

Joanne White Dunlap

June 16, 2023

Somerset, Kentucky - Joanne Dunlap, 83, was called to join her husband, Teddy B. Dunlap, in their eternal home on June 16th, 2023 at Somerset Nursing and Rehabilitation, Somerset, Kentucky. The eldest of three girls, Joanne was born to parents, D...

Freddie Glenn May

June 5, 2023

Freddie Glenn May, 82, of Gassaway, WV passed away peacefully at home on June 5th, 2023. Born in Flatwoods, WV on February 7, 1941 to the late Val and Kathleen May. He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Virginia Ann (Piddle) May. ...

Phillip James Duffield, Sr.

June 3, 2023

Phillip James Duffield, Sr., 62, of Clay passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at WVU Medicine Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway. He was born March 19, 1961 in Sutton to the late Janice Drake Burkammer. In addition to his mother he wa...


David L. Brannon

June 1, 2023

David L. Brannon, 87, of Clay passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, WV. He was born on March 2, 1936, in Ivydale, WV to the late William A. and Lilly Brannon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded ...

Our History

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 Richard M. Roach.

In 2020, Richard sold the business to his son, Ryan Roach.

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Roach Funeral Home
708 Braxton Street, Gassaway WV 26624
(304) 364 – 2231
Ryan M. Roach, Licensee in Charge