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The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Jan. 23, 1986
ADDIE ROACH LAM
Addie Roach Lam, 83, of Stanardsville, died Jan. 22, 1986 in a Charlottesville Nursing Home. Born May 18, 1902 in Rockingham County, daughter of the late Noah and Clarinda Morris Roach, her husband was the late J. Walker Lam. Surviving are two daughters, Mabel Deane and Maebelle Morris both of Stanardsville; one son, James M. Lam of Stanardsville; three brothers, Ralph Roach, Ray Roach and Hubert Roach all of Earlysville; one sister, Iona Roach of Earlysville; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Lydia Pentecostal Church of which she was a member, interment will be in the church cemetery, the Rev. Edwin "Buzzy" will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at the Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
AL JERNEY ROACH
Al Jerney Roach, 86, of Route 1, Earlysville, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 1990, at his home. Born June 4, 1904 in Greene County, he was a son of the late Rev. Kellis Roach and Charlottes Morris Roach. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dora Morris Roach; three daughters, Lillian Roach, Helen R. Benson and her husband Thomas, and Virginia R. Breeden and her husband Harry, all of Earlysville; one brother, Theodore Roach of Mechanicsville; four grandchildren, Joseph Roach and his wife, Helen, Tommy Bensen and wife Audrey, Lindie B. Trainum and her husband Vernon, and Debbie Bensen Morris and her husband Steve; six great-grandchildren, Jason, Martin, Melissa Bensen, Jason, William, and Tyler Roach and Shalyn Morris; two step-great-grandchildren, Dana and Shelly Trainum; two sisters-in-law, Jennie Roach and Agnes Roach and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Jerney Roach; one sister, Mary Roach; and three brothers, Willie, Alex and Roy Roach. Mr. Roach was a retired farmer and painter. He attended Bingham United Methodist Church. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, at Bingham United Methodist Church with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. The Revs. Herbert Parker and Paul Davis Jr, will officiate. Family suggests memorial contributions be given to the Earlysville Fire Department and First Response. Friends may call at Mr. Roach's home at any time. Ryan Funeral Home Quinque is in charge of arrangements.

Unknown Newspaper, Jul. 1950
ALICE DAVIE ROACH KNIGHT
Mrs. H. J. Knight
Mrs. Alice Davie Roach Knight, 70, wife of H. J. Knight of Orange, died Sunday, July 30, 1950 at University Hospital, Charlottesville after a long illness. She was a daughter of the late John Scott Roach and Rachel Williams Roach, and as born in Hardy County, W. Va. Dec. 21, 1879, but spent the greater part of her life in Madison and Orange Counties and was a member of the Fairview Christian Church of Hood. Funeral services were held from Preddy’s Funeral Home on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. E. J. Spring, assisted by Rev. F. B. LeSueur, with interment in Graham Cemetery, Pallbearers were Frank Weaver, Carlton Webb, George Collins, Coleman Lanford, Stewart Yancey and Amon Alger. Besides her husband, she is survived by five daughters, and one son, Mrs. W. W. Godlove, Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Floyd J. Lewis, Hagerstown, Mrs. C. C. Grasty, Orange, Mrs. George Y Foster, Madison Run, Mrs. R. W. Estes, Detroit, Mich., and John S. Knight of Madison Run; also 17 Grandchildren, three Great-grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters, R. J. Roach, Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Laura L. Lineburg, Winchester, Mrs. Mary Godlove, Hagerstown, Mrs. Lillian Wehner, Pittsburgh, Pa. and Mrs. Annie Taylor, Kinerhook, VA.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mar. 6, 2003
ALICE REBA SHIFFLETT ROACH
Alice Reba Roach, 94, of Elkton, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mrs. Roach was born May 6, 1908, in Greene County, and was the daughter of the late George Wylie and Rosie Bell Shifflett. She was a homemaker and had attended the Grottoes Free Pentecostal Church. On April 9, 1936, she married Russell Edward Roach, who preceded her in death July 12, 1965. She is survived by two nephews raised in the home, James Oliver Shifflett and Earman Shifflett, both of Elkton; three brothers, William C. Shifflett of Maryland, and James Earman Shifflett and James Ollie Shifflett, both of Elkton; and a number of nieces and nephews. Pastor Homer Frazier will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Friday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 this evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Full Gospel Lighthouse Tabernacle, 4259 Eastside Highway, Grottoes, Va., 24441.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sep. 2, 1981
ANDREW J. ROACH JR
Andrew Jackson Roach Jr., 68, of Stanardsville died Tuesday at his home. He was born July 25, 1913, in Rockingham County, son of the late Andrew Jackson and Maggie Shifflett Roach. Surviving are a sister, Theora W. Roach of Stanardsville; five nieces, Georgianna Lamb of Ruckersville, Marie Worley of Stanardsville, Ruby Collier of Quinqye, Helen Morris of Dyke, Lucille Shifflett of Elkton, two nephews, Randolph Roach of Stanardsville and George Harvey Jr. of Bridgewater. Funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the High Top Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Talmadge Roach and the Rev. Ellis Roach officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The Ryan Funeral Home of Quinque is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
ANDREW JACKSON ROACH
Andrew Jackson Roach, age 45, died Tuesday the University of Virginia Hospital, following a stroke several days ago from which he never recovered. A native of Greene County, he lived near Stanardsville and is survived by his father, Charles Roach, his wife, the former Carrie Shifflett, ten children, Mrs. Vergie Deane, of near Stanardsville, and Dora Lee, Virginia, Thelma, Edith, Lena Mae, Charles, James, Alton and William, all at home, four brothers, Robert, William, Talmadge and Joseph of near Stanardsville and three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Frazier, Mrs. Vetta Morris and Miss Emma Roach of near Stanardsville. Funeral services will be held at the Cecil Mission near Stanardsville with the Rev. F.A. Sapp and the Rev. Henry knight officiating. Burial will be held in the cemetery near the mission.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Mar. 24, 1970
ANLIZA ROACH CONLEY
MRS. JACK CONLEY
CROZET – Mrs. Anliza Conley died this morning at her home in Crozet, She was 90. Born July 26, 1879, in Greene County, she was the daughter of the late Tiny Roach and Polly Ann Morris. Her husband was the late Jack Conley. She is survived by four sons, Irving Roach of Stanardsville, Jurney Conley of Stony Point, and Ruben and Junie Conley of Crozet; two daughters, Mrs. Mittie McAllister and Mrs. Nellie McAllister of Crozet; 23 (sic) grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Anderson Funeral Home in Crozet is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Oct. 26, 2001
ANNA V. ROACH MORRIS
Anna V. Roach-Morris, 67, of Dyke, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Martha Jefferson Hospital. She was born June 12, 1934, in Greene County, daughter of the late Benny and Mary Roach. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Russell Morris; three children, Leroy, Melissa, and infant, Morris; and three grandchildren, Jodie, Amanda, and Heather Morris. She is survived by three sons, Wade Morris and his wife, Brenda, James "Jim" Morris and his wife, Judy, and James "Matt" Morris and his wife, Elizabeth; four daughters, Verta Roach-Hoover and her fiance, Waverly Gibson, Judy Morris-Teets and her husband, Bryan, Brenda Morris-Lingo and her husband, Rob, and Jeannie Morris and her fiance, William Thacker Jr.; her grandchildren, Jeannie and Stephen Perutelli, Bonnie and Stephen Collier, Harold Junior Morris, Tina Morris, Julie Anne Morris, Megan Morris, and Stephanie Morris; and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by four brothers, William "Buddy" Roach and his wife, Letha, and Randy, Joe, and Philbert Roach; and two sisters, Therley Moore and her husband, Charles, and Alice Glover and her husband, Randolph. A special thanks to Pastor Malcolm Powell and Dr. John McGovern. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bacon Hollow Baptist Church, with interment in the family cemetery. Pastor Malcolm Powell will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jul. 14, 1963
ASBURY ROACH
SWIFT RUN - Asbury Roach, 53, died yesterday at his home at Swift Run in Rockingham County. He was the son of the late John W. and Edith Roach. Surviving are eight brothers, Mannis Roach, Russell Roach, Luther Roach, Charles Roach, Bennie Roach and Gilbert Roach, all of Swift Run, Ellis Roach of Stanardsville and Wilmer Roach of Quinque. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sandy Bottom Pentecostal Church, Swift Run, with burial in the church cemetery.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Fri, Apr. 12, 2013
AUBREY LEE ROACH SR.
Aubrey Lee Roach Sr., 73, of Elkton, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Mr. Roach was born April 11, 1940, in Virginia to the late Manis Elmer Roach Sr. and Mary Flossie Roach. Aubrey was a member of the Sandy Bottom Holiness Church near Elkton. He had worked for Massanutten Village in maintenance and Cerro Metal in Weyers Cave for 25 years. He loved gardening, working on vehicles and watching his cousin, Phillip Morris, race and NASCAR. In 1958, he married Alice Shifflett Roach, who survives. He is also survived by a son, Aubrey Roach Jr. of Elkton; daughter, Vickie Breeden and husband, Alvin, of Elkton; brothers, Manis Roach Jr. and wife, Linda, Carl Wade Roach and wife, Danette, all of Elkton; sisters, Rosa Lawson and husband, Sterling, of Elkton, Lorena Dean and husband, Sherman, of Stanardsville, and Bonnie Morris and husband, Danny, of Elkton; grandchildren, Chasity Breeden, Ashley Lucas and husband, Billy, Constance and Brittany Roach; great-grandchildren, Bradley Miller and Mason Hall; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton with Pastor Eddie Rae Deane officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home in Elkton. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.kygers.com .

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Tue, Apr 20, 1993
BENNIE LEE ROACH SR.
The funeral for Bennie Lee Roach Sr., 85, of Route 4, Elkton will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Wenger will conduct the service. Burial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Mr. Roach died April 18. 1993, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. where he had been a patient for one day. He had been a patient at the Life Care Center in New Market for seven years. He was born March 9, 1908, in Rockingham County and was a son of the late John Roach and Edith Gentry Roach. He attended Swift Run School and had worked for the Virginia Department of Highways, Merck and Co., and was retired from James Madison University. He at tended the Mennonite Church, in March 1926, he married the former Minnie Pearl Shifflett, who survives. Also surviving are three children, Marie Pearl Roach Williams of Route 3, Elkton, Doris Jean Roach Gooden of Route 4, Elkton and Bennie Lee Roach Jr. of Harrisonburg; three brothers, Ellis and Russell Roach. both of Stanardsville and Manis Roach of Elkton; three half sisters, Geraldine Black of Penn Laird, Elizabeth Corner of Harrisonburg and Edith Mills of Martinsburg, W.Va.; four grandchildren; and nine great. grandchildren. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Roach will be staying with her daughter. Marie Williams of Route 3, Elkton, until after the service. Memorial contribution may be made to the Elkton Emergency Squad, Elkton. Va.. or to the Beldore Mennonite Church, care of Delbert Wood, Route 3, Elkton, Va. 22827.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Dec. 12, 1996
BENNY LAY ROACH
Benny Lay Roach, 87, of Scottville, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1996, at a local hospital. He was born Feb. 15, 1909, in Greene County, son of the late James Henry Roach and Priscella Morris Roach. He was the husband of the late Mary Ella Roach. Mr. Roach was a retired employee of Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. Surviving are his children, Therley Roach Moore of Scottsville, Alice M. Morris of Dyke, James L. Roach of Scottsville, William "Buddy" Roach of Stanardsville, Filbert Roach of Scottsville, Joe Roach of Unionville; a large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996, at Bacon Hollow Baptist Church in Greene County. Interment will be at the family cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at Hill and Wood Funeral Home.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Nov. 25, 2008
BESSIE PEARL ROACH
Bessie Pearl Roach, 92, of Elkton, made her journey home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 23, 2008. Mrs. Roach was born September 19, 1916, in Rockingham County, the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Fannie Lam Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly Roach; four sisters, Sallie Williams, Emma Gooden and Nellie Roach, all of Elkton, and Minnie Roach of Stanardsville; three brothers, Melvin Williams of Elkton, Ennis Williams of Barboursville and Clyde Williams of Stoney Point; son-in-law, Dennis Mowbray and grandson, Derrick Mowbray. Bessie greatly enjoyed reading her Bible, and was a devout member of the Sandy Bottom Holiness Church. She also loved her summer gardens, family dinners, and spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Roach is survived by five daughters, Margie Lam and her husband, Ray, Vivian Mowbray, both of Elkton, Lois Shifflett and her husband, Leon, Joann Shifflett and her husband, Elwood, and Gloria Shifflett and her husband, Herbert, all of Stanardsville; five sons, Leon Roach and his wife, Linda, of Shenandoah, Warnie Lee Roach and his wife, Betty, Freddie Roach and his wife, Joann, Buddy Roach and his wife, Betty, all of Elkton, and Gerald Roach of Farmville; 20 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at the Elkton Pentecostal Church in Elkton with the Reverend Buzzy Dean, the Reverend Eddie Dean, the Reverend James Kite, the Reverend Bruce Morris, and the Reverend Johnny Roach officiating. Burial will follow at the Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton. The family will receive friends anytime after 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Sandy Bottom Holiness Church in Sandy Bottom. Memorial contributions may be made to Rosa Lawson, c/o Sandy Bottom Holiness Church, 158/3 Rose Hill Lane, Elkton, VA 22827.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed. Nov. 8, 1978
BETTY RENE ROACH
Betty Rene Roach, 53, of Baltimore, Md., died Monday in Baltimore. She was born in Greene County, daughter of the late Edgar Shifflett. Surviving are her mother, Cora Morris Shifflett of Nortonsville; her widower, Edward E. Roach of Baltimore; one daughter, Doris Donhouser of Baltimore; one son, Wayne Roach of Baltimore; three sisters, Retha Herring of Crozet, Lillie Young of Baltimore, and Helen Bracken of Rockville, Md.; two brothers, Wilford Shifflett of Nortonsville and David Shifflett of Baltimore; and three grandchildren. She was a memeber of Edgemer Church of God in Maryland. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Ryan Funeral Home, Quinquie. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Rev. Howard Hancock will officiate.

The Greene County Record, Greene Co., VA, Aug. 16, 1934
CARL ROACH
ALBEMARLE MAN LOSES HIS LIFE UNDER TRUCK
Violent death took Carl Roach, young countryman of Albemarle, in the very middle of a laugh Sunday night. He was jesting with friends aboard a ton and a half truck being driven by Lewis Garth at Longwood church near Earlysville, when a rear dual wheel caught one dangling foot and threw him beneath. His head and body were crushed as the wheel passed across him lengthwise and he was dead before he could be carried a mile toward the hospital. Two of his companions on the truck told Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Robert E. Taylor that Roach was in good spirits and laughing and joking with them when he was pulled off the flatbed truck body by the wheel. Riding with him were Prince, Fannie, Bessie, Reva, Wilance, Ella and Tommy Shiflett and Edgar Garth.

The Greene County Record, Greene Co., VA, Jul. 25, 1929
CAROLINE ROACH MORRIS
Mrs. Caroline Morris (nee Roach) departed this life Friday, July 19, 1929, at the age of 70 years. She was the daughter of the late Archibald and Drucilla Roach, of Rockingham County. She was a woman that was admired and loved by all who knew her. Her funeral was conducted by Rev. W. Roy Mason, her rector, at the mission church on Simmons Gap, where she lived, in the presence of a large congregation of her neighbors, relatives, and friends, who had came to pay this last tribute of respect to their neighbor and friend. Mrs. Morris will be sadly missed by her community, where she had done so many deeds of kindness. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, Mr. Smith Morris, who will miss her the most. No one can take the place of a wife or mother in the home. Mrs. Morris had three children, Zeddie, Hezzie, and Emanuel, all of which live in that community. She had three brothers, Charlie Roach of Lydia, and John and Scott Roach of Swift Run, and two sisters living, Melvina Shifflett, of Swift Run, and Elizabeth Shifflett of the Island Ford Community. Her body was tenderly laid to rest in the family burying ground at John Roach's beside her relatives. W.H. Brill was the undertaker. A beautiful burial service was held at the grave by Valentine Roach.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Nov. 25, 2000
CARRIE ELIZABETH ROACH
Carrie Elizabeth Roach, 91, of Stanardsville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at Evergreene Nursing Care Center. She was born Jan. 31, 1907, a daughter of the late Russell and Zadie Watson Shifflett. Her husband was the late Andrew Jackson Roach. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Jean Roach and three sons, Dewey F. Roach, Andrew Jackson Roach and Glenn Roach. She is survived by six daughters, Vergie Deane, Dora R. Lamb, Virginia Snow and Edith Conley, all of Stanardsville, Lena R. Woodson of Tennessee, and Thelma R. Morris of Richmond; three sons, Alton Roach of Stanardsville, James Roach of Pennsylvania, and Charles L. Roach of Richmond; 28 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Linnie Shifflett of Stanardsville; and two sisters, Addie Deane of Madison, and Elsie Mobley of Stanardsville. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Bible Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with interment in the family cemetery. The Rev. James Woods will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at the Ryan Funeral Chapel in Quinque.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
CECIL ROY ROACH
Cecil Roy Roach, 61, of Alberene, died Tuesday, June 11, 1996. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Clacy Roach, and two brothers, Garfield and Elvin Roach. Survivors include his special friend of 20 years, Katherine Rhodes of Schuyler; three brothers and their wives, McKinley and Doris Roach of Crozet, George and Rue Roach of Scottsville, Roosevelt and Estella Roach of Alberene; one sister and her husband, Lena and Bob Moon of Charlottesville; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Roach was employed by the University of Virginia Parking and Transit. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Thacker Brothers Funeral Home, Scottsville, with the Rev. H. Courtney Powell Sr. and the Rev. Hubert C. Tooley officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. The family requests that flowers please be omitted and memorial contributions considered by Hospice of the Piedmont, 1290 Seminole Tril, Charlottesville, Va. 22902 or the Scottsvillel Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 33, Scottsville, Va. 24590.

The Greene County Record, Greene Co., VA, Jan. 14, 1954
CHARLES EDWARD ROACH
Charles Edward Roach, 88, died the afternoon of Jan. 6th at his home at Lydia. He was a farmer and a son of the late Archie E. and Drucilla Conley Roach, of Rockingham county. He leaves three sons, William Roach, of Stanardsville; Joe Roach, of Charlottesville, and the Rev. Talmadge Roach, of Geer, and three daughters, Miss Emma Roach and Mrs. Gertie Morris of Lydia and Mrs. Sarah Frazier of Stanardsville. Funeral services wede held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Sandy Bottom Chapel at Swift Run, in Rockingham county. The Rev. Gird Cave officiated. Interment followed in the family cemetery near the chapel. NOTE - Were was misspelled in the original obit.

The Greene County Record, Stanardsville, VA, Nov. 2, 1968
CHARLES L. ROACH
SCOTTSVILLE - Charles Lewis Roach, 84, died today in a Staunton hospital A native of Greene County, he was born April 7, 1884, the son of the late Valentine Tiny and Polly Ann Morris Roach. He was the husband of the late Clacy Ann Shifflett Roach. Mr. Roach was retired from the Virginia State Highway Department. He is survived by six sons, McKinley Roach of Crozet, Elvin Roach of Charlottesville, George Roach of Scottsville, Roosevelt Roach of Schuyler, Garfield Roach of Crozet and Cecil Roach of Alberene; one daughter, Mrs. Lena Moon of RFD 1, Charlottesville; one sister, Mrs. Eliza Conley of Crozet, and six grandchildren. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Hawkins Funeral Chapel with burial in Alberene Cemetery.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Jul. 25, 1964
CLACY ANN SHIFFLETT ROACH
ALBERENE – Mrs. Clacy Ann Shifflett Roach, 72, died yesterday at her home. Born Nov. 18, 1891 in Greene County, she was the daughter of the late Oton and Hollie Shifflett. She is survived by her husband, Charles Lewis Roach; six sons, McKinley Roach and Garfield Roach, both of Crozet; Elvin Roach of Charlottesville, George Roach of Scottsville, Roosevelt Roach and Cecil Roach, both of Alberene; a daughter, Mrs. Leana Mood of Alberene; a brother Casper Shifflett of Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Quickie Shifflett of Stanardsville and five grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Charlottesville, with burial in Alberene Cemetery.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Apr. 28, 1995
DAVID ELLIS ROACH
David Ellis Roach, 68, formerly of Crozet, died Thursday, April 27, 1995, in Baltimore. Born in Greene County on Nov. 24, 1926, he was a son of the late Lively Wilson and Angie Nettie Frazier Roach. Mr. Roach proudly served his country in the U.S. army. He retired from Acme Visible Records and was a member of Crozet Church of God. Survivors include his daughter, Davette Gay Mitten; his grandson, William David Martini; his stepdaughter, Darlene Mason, all of Baltimore; several special nieces and nephews; many other family members, friedns and co-workers who will greatly miss him. In addition to his parents, Mr. Roach was preceded in death by four brothers, Sam, Wilson, Jack and Mickey Roach; and four sisters, Kaziah Roach, Alzura Pritt, Nora Shifflett and Zula Roach. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Crozet Church of God. with the Rev. Wayne Collier and the Rev. Michael Truckmiller officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Teague Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Dec. 29, 1977
DORA LEE ROACH LAMB
Mrs. Dora Lee Lamb, 78, Route 1, Earlysville, died December 28, 1977 in a Charlottesville hospital. She was born in Rockingham County, May 2, 1899, daughter of the late Noah and Clarinda Morris Roach and was a member of the Middle River Pentecostal Church. She is survived by her husband, Jake T. Lamb of Earlysville; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Shifflett and Mrs. Dorothy Shifflett both of Earlysville, and Mrs. Ruby Samuels of Madison; two sons, Harry L. Lamb of Ruckersville and Hager H. Lamb of Earlysville; four sisters, Mrs. Addie Lamb of Stanardsville; Mrs. Aretta Lamb of Stafford; Mrs. Vernie Breeden and Miss Ionia Roach both of Earlysville; four brothers, William Roach of Nortonsville, Ray Roach, Ralph Roach and Hubert Roach all of Earlysville, fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Funeral services 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Middle River Pentecostal Church, Reverend Edwin Dean officiating, with interment in Holly Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Lamb will lie in state at the church from twelve noon. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 6:30 p.m. Friday evening at the Joseph W. Teague Funeral Home.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Wed, Nov. 16, 2005
DORA ROACH LAMB
Dora Roach Lamb, 77, of Stanardsville, passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was born June 27, 1928, in Greene County. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Carrie Shifflett Roach. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Easman Roach, and a grandson, Harold Lee Hyde. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Nelson Lamb of Stanardsville; daughter, Patricia Hyde and husband, Harold, of Browns Cove; two granddaughters, Michele Lawson and husband, Rodney, of Shipman, Crystal Knight and husband, Patrick, of Free Union; three great-grandchildren, Corey Lawson, Victoria Lawson and Savannah Lawson, all of Shipman; five sisters, Vergie Deane, Virginia Snow, Edith Conley and husband, Elvin, and Thelma Morris and husband, Perrie, all of Greene County, Lena Woodson and husband, Jerry, of Harrison, Tenn.; three brothers, Alton Roach and wife, Doris, of Greene County, Charles Roach and wife, Mona, of Sandston, and James Roach and wife, Dot, of Herndon, Pa; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. The family would like to extend their thanks to Nancy Campbell, her doctor, Kurt Micelio, the Hospice Staff, the Palliative Care Unit 8th floor at the UVA Hospital and all her many friends in Stanardsville who asked about her daily. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at Elkton Pentecostal Church with visitation two hours before the service at the church. Pastor Ray Halverson will officiate with interment in the Shifflett Family Cemetery at South River, Greene County. The family will also receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, May 1, 2009
DORIS MORRIS ROACH
Doris Morris Roach left us on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. She has gone to join her husband McKinley "Ned" Roach, who preceded her in death in l999.  Doris is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Sara Roach of North Garden and Jerry and Wanda Roach of Fluvanna; two grandchildren, Jerry Michael and Melissa Roach, both of Durham, North Carolina; a brother, Alvin "Noots" Morris; sisters-in-law, Rue Roach of Scottsville, Estelle Roach of Schuyler, Lena Moon of Charlottesville and Gladys Morris of Crozet; special nieces, Delois Morris and her husband, Agnew, of Crozet and Opal Shifflett and Delmas of Boonesville; numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, Robert and Mabel Morris; brothers, Junior and Tom Morris; and a sister, Edith Shiflett. Doris was born December 11, l928. She was employed and retired from Acme Visible Records. Doris was a beloved member of Crozet Baptist Church which she joined in October 1955. She was a children's Sunday School teacher in 1960's and 1970's and served many years on the Baptism Committee. Doris was deeply loved by her family. She was a beautiful person inside and out and was a joy to be around. She has left a bit of herself in all whom she touched. Many of us have two names-our given name and the one Doris gave us that only she would use. We are blessed with many happy memories of our time with her. In honor of Doris' wishes , there will be no visitation or viewing. Doris wished in lieu of flowers that donations to be made to Crozet Baptist Church or the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Rockgate Cemetery in Crozet. The Reverend David Collyer will officate. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jan. 20, 2002
DORIS MORRIS ROACH
Dora Morris "Granny" Roach, 93, of Earlysville, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, went to be with her Heavenly Father as a humming angel, Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Ginny R. and Harry Breeden. She was born April 15, 1918, daughter of the late Joseph and Angeline Morris. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Al Jerney Roach; a son, Jerney Roach; sisters, Minnie Shifflett, Lilly Shifflett, Polly Lamb, Lottie Crawford, and Mamie Collier; one brother, Jesse Morris; and several nieces and nephews. Survivors include three daughters, Lillian Roach, Ginny Breeden, and Helen Benson; two dedicated sons-in-law, whom she thought of as her sons, Harry Breeden and Thomas Benson; four grandchildren, Joe Roach and his wife, Helen, of Chesterfield, Tommy Benson of Earlysville, Linda Courtney and her husband, Pat, of Crozet, Debbie Morris and her husband, Steve, of Virginia Beach; nine great-grandchildren, Jason Scott Martin, Melissa Benson and friend, Robert Frazier, Jason Ray Roach, William Roach, Tyler Roach, Wesley Roach, Shalyn Morris, Jon Courtney, and Megan Courtney; a very special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Theodore and Agnes Roach, of Kenbridge; two sisters, Elsie and Sallie Cook of New Market; and numerous special nieces and nephews. Dora was a wonderful cook and served many, many home cooked meals. Her kitchen was always open to anyone who entered her loving home. Dora was also an avid quilt maker. She made numerous quilts for all of her family and friends. Some of her quilts have accompanied travelers across the U.S. and foreign countries and at UVa's games. The love she put into making her quilts was very obvious. She was the oldest member of Bingham's United Methodist Church and attended faithfully until failing health kept her from doing so. Our appreciation and thanks for all the special love and wonderful care shown and given to our mother, and Granny, by Dr. Bruce Cambell and his staff, Martha Jefferson Home Care Staff, and Hospice of the Piedmont and Staff. Thanks to very dear friends, Marjorie Shifflet and Susan Taylor, and nieces, Barbara Hussey, and Sandy Shifflett. A very warm thank you to all the relatives and friends that came to visit, reminisce, and share fond memories with her during the last few months. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Bingham United Methodist Church, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. The Rev. Lindsay Walton and the Rev. Jack Parrist will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at the Ryan Funeral Chapel, Quinque. Memorial contributions can be made to Bingham's United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Mr. Clarence Shifflett, 607 Rives St., Charlottesville, Va. 22901, or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Suite 200, Charlottesville, Va. 22911.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Aug. 31, 1996
DOROTHY MAE ROACH
Dorothy Mae Roach, 39, of Elkton, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1996 in Grottoes. She was born June 27, 1957, in Charlottesville, a daughter of Geneva Shifflett of Stanardsville and the late William Onnie Shifflett. Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Carl Wade Roach of Elkton; two daughters, Joni Lee Stepp of Stanardsville and Melissa Sue Roach of Elkton; two grandchildren, Dustin William Stepp and Megan Nicole Stepp of Stanardsville; two brothers, William Edward Shifflett and Troy Gilbert Shifflett, both of Stanardsville; and a sister, Rita Pearl Shifflett of Stanardsville. Mrs. Roach was employed by James Madison University and was a member of Sandy Bottom Pentecostal Church. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sandy Bottom Pentecostal Church with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Edwin "Buzzy" Deane will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Sandy Bottom Pentecostal Church. Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque, is in charge of arrangements.

The Greene County Record, Stanardsville, VA, Dec. 14, 1939
EARLY ROACH
Early Roach Succumbs; Had Contracted Tularemia
Early Roach, 19, died from tularemia (Rabbit fever) at University hospital after having been ill for about 19 days. He entered the hospital Dec 2. Surviving are his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irvie Roach, a brother and several sisters. Funeral services were held Tuesday. Burial was in the Harlow cemetery near Quinque.

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EARMAN ELMER ROACH
Earman Elmer Roach, 51, of Ruckersville, died Monday, February 7. He was born in Greene County, son of the late Irvin Roach. He is survived by his mother, Polly Roach of Stanardsville, his wife: Dora Roach of Ruckersville, one daughter: Patricia A. Roach of Ruckersville, three sisters: Mrs. Ellen Morris, Edith Lam and Ethel Gibson all of Stanardsville, one brother: Edward Roach of Dundock, Maryland. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lydia Pentecostal Church with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. Edwin Deane will officiate. Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Nov. 22, 2001
EDITH V. ROACH SHIFFLETT LAM
Edith V. Lam, 72, a resident at Village Nursing Center in Fork Union, departed this world with a smile on Monday, Nov. 19, 2001. She was born May 14, 1929, a daughter of the late Irvin and Polly Morris Roach. Her husband was the late Jesse Lam. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn Fincham. She is survived by a daughter, Lorraine Lewis and her husband, Gary, of Louisa; a son, Ernest Shifflett Jr. and his wife, Doris, of Fredericksburg; a sister, Ellen Morris and her husband, Wilbert, of Stanardsville; a brother, Edward Roach of Baltimore; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Charlotte Layne. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Middle River Pentecostal Church, with interment in the church cemetery. Pastor Steve Shifflett will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mar. 2, 1994
EDNA MARIE ROACH SHIFFLETT
Edna Marie Roach Shifflett, 58, of Ruckersville died Monday evening at her home. She had been ill for 11 months. Mrs. Shifflett was born April 26, 1935, in Albemarle County and was the daughter of Vergie Morris Roach of Stanardsville and the late Tallie A. Roach. She lived and worked in the Elkton area for many years before moving to Greene County. She retired after 20 years at Comdial. In addition to her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Jackie Shifflett and her husband, Larry, of Elkton; two sons, Gary Shifflett and his wife, Elizabeth, Steven Wayne Shifflett and his wife, Debbie, all of Greene County; five grandchildren, Brian and Anthony Shifflett, Troy Taylor, Drew and DeLisa Shifflett; three step-grandchildren, Shannon, Jeff and Brian Shifflett; three brothers, Bill, Enos and Wayne Roach, all of Greene County; and one sister, Elizabeth Smith of Stanardsville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home Chapel at Elkton. The Revs. Gerald Meeks and Jessie Shifflett will officiate. Burial will be in Elk Run Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home, Route 639 at Elkton, and at the Shifflett home and the children’s home at anytime.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, May 3, 2005
EDNA MAY SHIFFLETT ROACH
Edna May Roach, 70, of Stanardsville, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Martha Jefferson Hospital. She was born May 5, 1934, in Greene County, daughter of the late William Stewart and Addie Johnson Shifflett. She is preceded in death by her husband, George Earman Roach; and one sister, Mildred Lawson. She is survived by her two brothers, Thurman Shifflett and his wife, Rachel, of Boonesville, William Shifflett and his wife, Anna, of Crozet; and one sister, Minnie Wills of Charlottesville; and many nieces, nephews and friends. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday May 4, 2005, at the Evergreen Brethren Church Cemetery, Dyke with the Pastor Glen Shifflett officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at the Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque. The family would like to thank Dr. Gordon Morris and staff for all their kindness and care and also to the staff at Martha Jefferson Hospital. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Oct. 12, 2006
EDWARD EPPARD ROACH
Edward Eppard Roach, 84, of Baltimore, Maryland passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2006. He was born on September 22, 1922, in Greene County to the late Irvin and Polly Morris Roach. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Shifflett Roach. He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Wayne Roach Sr. and his wife, Kathleen and Ronald Allen Wray; one daughter, Doris Donhauser and her husband, Edwin; two granddaughters, Tina Newlon and Amanda Wray; two grandsons, Wayne Roach Jr. and Edwin Donhauser Jr.; 10 great-grandchildren, Amanda and Aurby Roach, Travis, Mason and Cole Newlon, Alex, Shelby, Nicholas, Brandon and Skyler Donhauser; one sister, Ellen Morris, one son-in-law, one daughter-in -law, one special niece who was very loving and close to his heart, Janie Greiman; and many other nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Mr. Roach served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. He was a retired employee from Bethlehem Steel. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2006, and Friday, October 13, 2006, at the Ryan Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2006, at the Ryan Funeral Home Chapel with Thurman Morris officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, 21, 1991
ELVIN ROACH
Elvin Roach, 74, of Charlottesville, died Friday, April 19, 1991, in a Charlottesville nursing home. Born Feb. 9, 1917, he was the son of the late Charles Lewis and Clacy Shifflett Roach. He was preceded in death by a brother, Garfield Roach. He is survived by Jan, Mike and Matthew Radcliffe; one sister, Mrs. Lena Moon of Charlottesville; four brothers, McKinley Roach of Crozet, George Roach of Scottsville, and Roosevelt and Cecil Roach, both of Alberene; a niece, Judy Ward, and four nephews, Jerry, Kenneth and David Roach and Gary Moon. Mr. Roach was a veteran of World War II and a retired plumber. He was a member of First Christian Church. The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. today at Hill and Wood Funeral Home. Services will be a 2 p.m. Monday at Hill and Wood Chapel with interment at Alberene Cemetery. The Rev. Jake Stewart and Mr. Frank Forehand will officiate.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed., Jul. 2, 1969
EMMA JANE ROACH
STANARDSVILLE - The funeral for Emma Jane Roach, 74, who died Tuesday at the home of her niece Mrs. Arthur Morris, will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Lydia Pentecostal Church in Stanardsville, with burial in Holly Memorial Gardens. Born June 16, 1895, in Greene County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Victoria Shifflett Roach. She is survived by three brothers, Talmadge Roach of Geer, Joe Roach of Barboursville and William Roach of Stanardsville. Preddy's Funeral Home in Gordonsville is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Dec. 4, 2007
ERNEST WILLIAM ROACH
Ernest William Roach, 74, of Stanardsville passed away Sunday, December 2, 2007, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Ernest was born November 20, 1933 in Greene County. He was the son of the late Luther W. Roach and Minnie F. Roach. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Gordon O. Roach, Leroy Roach and Samuel E. Roach; two brothers-in-law, James W. Morris and John Crawford. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Annie McDaniel Roach and one son, Keith W. Roach, both of Stanardsville; three brothers, Prentice E. Roach and his wife, Esther, of Barboursville, Shirley O. Roach and his wife, Mary, of Louisa, Johnny W. Roach and his wife, Patsy, of Gordonsville; three sisters, Virginia E. Crawford of Elkton, Lena M. Morris of Charlottesville, Jeannie P. Thompson and her husband, Orman C. "Tommy", Thompson of Ruckersville; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends, especially Wanda Davis and Frances Riner, two nieces who were like sisters to Ernest. Ernest served as a peace-time veteran in the United States Army from 1956 until 1958, before beginning a lifelong career as a bridge and concrete structure superintendent for various construction companies. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2007, at the Nortonsville Pentecostal Church. A funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at the Nortonsville Pentecostal Church with Brother Frank Chapman and Brother Ellis Roach officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Hospice of the Piedmont, Drs. Robert Pritchard, Gordon Morris, John McGovern, Andrew Bailey, the medical staff of Martha Jefferson Hospital, the Greene County Rescue Squad and many special friends for their kindness and support of Ernest and his family. Memorial contributions may be made in Ernest's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1445 E. Rio Road, Suite 104, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
ETHEL L. ROACH
Ethel Lee Roach, 76, of Barboursville died Wednesday in a Charlottesville hospital. She was born Oct. 15, 1905, in Greene County and was the daughter of the late Valentine Roach. Her mother was the late Marnival Morris. Surviving are her husband, George W. Beasley of Barboursville; two daughters, Geneva Williams of Barboursville and Juanita Pratt of Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Mary Ann Roach; a brother, Taley Roach, both of Stanardsville; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The Ryan Funeral Home of Quinque is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete. Family will receive friends from 7:30 tonight and Fri .... (rest of obit is missing) Note: I don't why she is listed as a Roach rather than Beasley.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
ETHEL ROACH GIBSON
Ethel Roach Gibson, 59, of Stanardsville died Friday, Aug. 31 in a Greene County automobile accident. She was born April 17, 1931 in Greene County, daughter of the late Irvin Roach and Polly Ann Morris Roach. Survivors include her husband, Morton (Bud) Gibson, Jr.; three sons, Mike Gibson of Stanardsville and J. Glen Gibson and Timmy Gibson, both of Charlottesville; four daughters, June Horner of Gordonsville, J. Kay Lamm of Quinque, Norma Gibson Morris of Charlottesville and Stella Gibson of Maryland; two sisters, Ellen Morris of Dyke and Edith Lam of Stanardsville; a brother, Edward Roach of Maryland; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Gail Knight. Mrs. Gibson was an employee of Cooper Industries in Earlysville. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque with burial in Holly Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Edwin (Buzzy) dean will officiate. The family will receive from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. NOTE: Tombstone has birth year as 1930

The Greene County Record, Greene Co., VA, Thu, Apr. 17, 1969
EZRA CLIFF ROACH
Four-month-old Ezra Cliff Roach died at his home in Stanardsville Wednesday, April 9, 1969. He was the son of William Ralph and Leths Conley Roach. The child was born November 24, 1969. Besides his parents he leaves two brothers, Andrew and Ralph Roach; and two sisters, Kathy and Maggie Roach; paternal grandparents Dennie and Mary Roach of Woodbridge, and maternal grandparents Charlie and Ennie Conley of Stanardsville. Graveside services were held at two o'clock Thursday at the High Top Pentecostal Cemetery near Stanardsville.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Apr. 4, 2003
FLORENCE VICTORIA ROACH
Florence Victoria Roach, 76, of Stanardsville, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2003, at her home. She was born April 20, 1925, in Greene County, a daughter of the late William D. and Fannie L. Geer Morris. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Roach; and a son, Joseph Roach. She is survived by five daughters, Alice Viands of Elkton, Barbara Helmick of Wolftown, Myrtle L. Roach, Cathy Rogers, and Wendy Koch, all of Stanardsville; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lydia Pentecostal Church, with interment in the church cemetery. Pastor Jeffrey Shifflett will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque.

FLOYD ALTON ROACH
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Dec. 30, 2010
Floyd Alton Roach, 63, of Stanardsville, died Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at his residence. He was born July 8, 1947, in Greene County, to the late Andrew and Carrie Roach. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Doris Roach; two sons, Chad and his wife, Becky, and Andrew and his wife, Heather, both of Stanardsville; and two grandchildren, Brody and Cameron. Additional survivors include his brothers, Charles Roach of Richmond and James Roach of Pennsylvania; and his sisters, Virgie Deane of Stanardsville, Virginia Snow of Stanardsville, Lena Woodson of Tennessee, Edith Conley of Stanardsville and Thelma Morris of Richmond; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers. Alton was a member of Stanardsville United Methodist Church and a veteran of the United States Army. He built custom homes. He enjoyed NASCAR races, Redskin football and golfing. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, December 30, 2010, at Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, December 31, 2010, at Stanardsville United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Catharine Guest officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Oliver Morris, Bobby Shifflett, Steve Branham, Larry Snow, Martin Mooney, and Kenny Shifflett. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lebert Deane, Melvin Shifflett, Floyd Snow, George Lamb, Wayne Yates and Gary Sims. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to American Cancer Society , 1445 Rio Road East, Suite 104, Charlottesville, VA 22911, Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Way, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911 and/or Stanardsville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 740, Stanardsville, VA 22973. Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is handling the arrangements.

The Greene County Record, Greene Co., VA, Thu, Oct. 16, 1975
GARFIELD ROACH
Garfield Roach, 52, of Dyke died Monday, October 6, 1975, at his home. He was the son of the late Charles Lewis and Clasy Shifflett Roach. He was a construction worker. Survivors include five brothers, McKinley Roach of Crozet, Elvin Roach of Charlottesville; George Roosevelt and Cecil Roach of Alberene; a sister, Mrs. R. F. Moon, Charlottesville. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in Alberene Cemetery. Thacker Brothers Funeral Directors handled arrangements.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg VA, Sat, Jan 22, 1977
GEORGE EARMAN ROACH
ELKTON - The funeral for George Earman Roach, 58, of Rt. 3, Elkton will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at Sandy Bottom Pentecostal Church by the Rev. Edwin Dean. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at Dyke. Mr. Roach died Thursday evening at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He was born April 18, 1918 in Rockingham County and was the son of the late Scott D. and Hester Morris Roach. On July 29, 1948, he married the former Edna Mae Shifflett, who survives. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Bertie Shifflett and Mrs. Fannie Morris, both of Stanardsville, and Mrs. Sarah Shifflett of Dyke. Friends may call at the Roach home or at the Brill Funeral Home. 
See Wife Edna's Obit

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, May 2, 2005
GEORGE WASHINGTON ROACH
George Washington Roach, 87, of Scottsville, died Monday Feb. 28, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Lewis Roach and Clacy Ann Shifflett Roach; and five brothers, Garfield, Elvin, Cecil, Roosevelt and McKinley Roach. Survivors include his wife, Rue Roach; one son, George David Roach and his wife, Paige; and one daughter, Judy Ann Ward and her husband, Roger, all of Scottsville; one sister, Lena Moon of Charlottesville; four grandchildren, Stacy Roach and his wife, Jamie, Kerri Ann Roach Esch and her husband, Peter, Nicholas Ward and his wife, Beckie, and Krystle Roach, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Roach served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the V.F.W. Post #8169, Scottsville. He retired from Uniroyal Goodrich. He was a member of Fox Memorial Baptist Church, Scottsville, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2005. The Rev. H. Courtney Powell Sr. will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may view Mr. Roach from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Thacker Brothers Funeral Home, Scottsville. The family will receive friends 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested for Fox Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, C/O 186 Dobby Creek Rd., Scottsville, VA 24590.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Feb. 7, 1986
GEORGIA ANNA CRAWFORD ROACH
Georgia Anna Crawford Roach, 75, of Unionville, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1986, at the Culpeper Memorial Hospital. Born April 7, 1910 in Greene Co., she was the daughter of the late Robert Daniel and Sigourney Shifflett Crawford. She is survived by her husband, William Thaniel Roach of Unionville; four daughters, Mrs. Sterline R. Barringer, Miss Geraline Roach, both of Unionville, Mrs. Hattie R. Moon and Mrs. Rachel R. Moubray, both of Orange; two sons, Vurn C. Roach of Unionville and Thomas Lee Roach, Sr. of Orange; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter Nay Thaniel Roach Morris. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, 1986, at 2 p.m. from the Orange Assembly of God Church with interment in the Graham Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Anthony Miller. Family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Preddy Funeral Home in Orange.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
GERTIE MORRIS ROACH
Gertie Morris Roach, 74, of Stanardsville died Thursday, Aug. 24, in a Charlottesville hospital. Born March 25, 1915, in Rockingham County; she was the daughter of the late Luther and Mary Shifflett. She is survived by her husband, Russell L. Roach of Stanardsville; a son, Hugh J. Morris of Orange; two daughters, Eleanor Poindexter of Kents Store and Marie Pace of Fork Union; a stepson, David Roach of Stanardsville, VA, a brother, Leo Shifflett of Dyke; four sisters, Gracie Roach of Stanardsville, Blanche Shifflett and Virginia Shifflett, both of Dyke, and Cora Morris of York, Pa.; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Nortonsville Pentecostal Church, of which she was a member, with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Edwin "Buzzy" Deane will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. this evening at the, Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Jun. 4, 1993
GRACIE P. SHIFFLETT ROACH
Gracie P. Roach, 81, of Stanardsville departed this life Thursday, June 3, 1993, in a Charlottesville hospital. She was born Feb. 12, 1912, daughter of the late Luther and Mary Shifflett. Her husband was the late John Enoch Roach. She is survived by three sons, Otis Roach, Edward Roach and Earmon Roach, all of Stanardsville; eight daughters, Margaret Byram of Orange, Mary Jane Lam of Barboursville, Betty Deane, Lottie Lawson and Alice Morris of Ruckersville, Hester Lamb, Cora Lawson and Lois Roach of Stanardsville; one brother, Leo Shifflett of Stanardsville; two sisters, Blanche Shifflett and Virginia Shifflett of Stanardsville; 40 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Nortonsville Pentecostal Church of which she was a member. The Rev. Ellis Roach will officiate. Interment will follow in Stanardsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 today at Ryan Funeral Chapel in Quinque.

Obituary From The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Fri, Oct. 29, 2011
HAZEL MARSHALL ROACH
Hazel Marshall Roach, 80, of Elkton, passed away Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville surrounded by her loving family. Hazel was born Dec. 3, 1930, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Charles and Addie Marshall. She was a homemaker and a loving mother and the joy of her life was her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandson. On Nov. 29, 1947, Hazel married John Paul "J.P." Roach, who preceded her in death Nov. 10, 2007. Hazel is survived by two sons, John P. Roach Jr. and wife, Linda, of Grottoes, and Paul "Shorty" Roach and wife, Marsha, of Elkton; two daughters, Diane Roach Earman of Elkton, and Debra Roach and companion, Randy Shifflett, of Elkton; six grandchildren, Rodney Roach and wife, Lisa, Dawn Good and husband, Steve, Mendy Lamond and husband, Bryan, Jeremy Roach, Misty Morris and husband, Brandon, and Megan Roach; six great-grandchildren, Stephanie Good, Steven Good, Colton Roach, Emma Lamond, Evan Lamond and McKenzie Morris; stepgreat-grandchild, Jessica Breeden; great-great-grandson, Brayden Good; brother, Louis Marshall and wife, Frances; sister, Mozell Meadows; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Hazel was preceded in death by an infant son, Charles Roach.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Mount Vernon Mennonite Church with the Rev. Al Huyard officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville.The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton. Friends may also call at the Roach home at any time. Memorial donations may be made to Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827. Online condolences may be sent to the Roach family by visiting www.kygers.com.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
IONA ROACH
Iona Roach, 82, of Earlysville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, in Earlysville. She was born April 10, 1917, in Rockingham County, daughter of the late Noah Washington Roach and Clarinda Morris Roach. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jane Graves and James B. Graves of Mechanicsville. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Pine Ridge Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque. The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 160, Charlottesville, Va. 22907

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
IRVIN ROACH
STANARDSVILLE - Irvin Roach, 71, died yesterday at his home. He was born May 5, 1899, in Greene County. Survivors include his wife, Polly Morris Roach; two sons, Edward Roach of Dundalk, Md., and Erman Roach of Stanardsville; three daughters, Mrs. James W. Morris of Geer, Mrs. Jesse Lam of Nortonsville and Mrs. Morton Gibson of Stanardsville; 10 half-brothers, George L. Shifflett of Charlottesville, Junie and Rubin Conley of Crozet, Journey Conley of Stony Point, Rubin Lee Shifflett of Charlottesville, William H. Shifflett of Trevillians, Wilmer J. and Aaubrey S. Shifflett and Malcolm H. and Morgan C. Shifflett all of Gordonsville; three sisters, Mrs. Nutie Williams of Gordonsville, and Mrs. Minnie Bodine and Mrs. Nettie Lam of Charlottesville; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lydia Pentecostal Church in Lydia with burial in the church cemetery. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Greene County Record, Greene Co., VA, Thu, Mar. 4, 1976
ISAAC WHITELAW ROACH
Isaac Whitelaw Roach, 61, of Orange, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1976 at his home. He was a retired inventor. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday from Preddy's Funeral Home, Orange, conducted by the Rev. Ben Wagener with burial in Graham Cemetery. Pallbearers were his nephews. He was born July 29, 1914 in Greene County, son of the late George W. and Elnora Richards Roach. Surviving are his wife, Anna Deane Roach, Orange; one daughter, Cynthia R. Myers, Harrisonburg; two brothers, James of Richmond and George of New Holland, Pa,; six sisters, Mrs. Annie Shipp, Accokeek, Md.; Mrs. Virginia Sacra and Mrs. Elizabeth Clark, Baltimore; Mrs. Cora Leake, Richmond; Mrs. Lucy Donald and Mrs. Louise McCloud, both of Orange.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Jun. 21, 1969
IVA MARION ROACH
Mrs. Robert H. Roach
Iva Marion Roach, 59, of 812 Blenheim Ave. died today at a Charlottesville hospital. She was born on April 9, 1910, in Albemarle County, the daughter of George R. Garrison of Charlottesville and the late Mary Via Garrison. She is survived also by her husband, Robert Henry Roach of Charlottesville. Mrs. Roach was a member of Wesley Chapel Methodist Church at Free Union. Besides her husband and father, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. James E. Thompson of Warrenton and Mrs. Thomas E. Shiflett of Charlottesville; two brothers, Lloyd and Milo Garrison of Alexandria; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Ward of Charlottesville and Mrs. Ralph Dickerhoff of Orlando, Fla.; and five grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Wesley Chapel Methodist Church at Free Union with burial in the church cemetery. Preddy-Teague Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Sun, Baltimore, MD, Dec. 27, 2006
JAMES A. ROACH
ROACH, James A. On December 26, 2006, JAMES A. ROACH; beloved husband of the late Lola M. Roach; devoted father of Sandra A. Miller, Charles E. Roach, James E. Roach, and Philip F. Roach; cherished grandfather of five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; dear brother of Gertrude Teter. Friends may call at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services - Parkville, 8800 Harford Road, on Thursday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held 10 A.M. Friday. Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery. Memory tributes may be sent to the family at www.evansfuneralchapel.com

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jan. 8, 2014
JAMES EARMAN ROACH

James Earmon Roach, 70, went to be with the Lord to his eternal resting place on Monday, January 6, 2014, after a long battle with ALS and COPD. He was born on June 5, 1943, in Greene County. He was the son of the late John Enoch Roach and Gracie Pearl Shifflett Roach and husband of the late Loretta Taylor Roach. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Otis Lee Roach; four sisters, Betty Deane, Margaret Bryam, Dorcas Roach, and Reva Roach; and a special uncle and friend, Leao Shifflett. He is survived by two daughters, Frances Hord and husband, Enoch, and Sandra Snoddy and husband, Ronnie, all of Ruckersville; three grandchildren who he loved and adored, Cameron Hord, Olivia Hord and Jamie Snoddy; a brother, John Edward Roach; six sisters, Mary Lamb, Alice Morris, Hester Lamb, Cora Lawson, Lottie Lawson, and Lois Roach. Mr. Roach was a former employee of Monticello Dairy in Charlottesville. Dad loved to be outside and working on lawn mowers, there wasn't anything he couldn't fix. He became known as the lawn mower man in Greene County. A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2014, at Holly Memorial Garden in Charlottesville, conducted by Brother Chubby Sykes. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday evening, January 9, 2014, at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison. The family would like to thank Dr. William Hammond, Dr. Ted Burns from the ALS Clinic, Hospice and their staff for the care of our father. The family would like to thank also a special nephew, Charles Lamb who did everything he could to help him; and his nurse, Tanya Jones whom he thought of like a daughter, for all her loving care. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jeferson Pkwy., Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911 www.hopva.org.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
JAMES ELBERT ROACH
James Elbert Roach, 61, of Charlottesville died Sunday, Oct. 23, 1994, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Born on March 3, 1933, in Greene County, he was the son of the late Monroe Roach and Allie Hicks. Survivors include Elana "Buttons" Morris, with whom he made his home, and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Hicks. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Teague Chapel with the Rev. John Roach officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
NOTE - Anyone know why his mother is listed as Allie Hicks? I have her as Elsie Morris, d/o Hugh Leo Morris and Mary Ann (Betty) Crawford

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Jul. 7, 2006
JAMES ELMER ROACH
James Elmer Roach, 83, of Harrisonburg, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mr. Roach was born Feb. 3, 1923, in Elkton, and was a son of the late Charles R. and Mittie Shiflett Roach. He lived the majority of his life in the Elkton and Harrisonburg communities. He retired from the Frazier Quarry in Harrisonburg and was a member of the Pentecostal church. He is survived by three stepchildren, Buddy Baugher of Norfolk, and Mary Dean and Maxine Hilbert, both of Elkton; a sister, Edith Eaton of Martinsburg, W.Va., and two nieces. He was married to Sina Shiflett Roach, who preceded him in death. Pastor Jimmy Kite will conduct a graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. There will be no viewing or visitation. Arrangements are by the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

The Greene County Record, Greene Co., VA, Thu, Dec. 21, 1950
JAMES H. ROACH
James H. Roach died Dec. 11 at his home on High Top. He had been ill for some time. He was born on Feb. 29, 1873. He is survived by three sons, William T. and Bennie Roach of Geer and Burnie Roach of Eheart. He has 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He leaves four brothers, Rev. V.T. Roach, Bray Roach of Geer, Lewis of North Garden and Lyvie of Ivy, two sisters, Mrs. Josie Collier of Geer and Mrs. Anlizy Conley of Crozet. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Trobaugh. Pallbearers were Wilmer Roach, Otha, Eligah and L.L. Conley, Martin Collier and Cecil Knight.
NOTE - Birthdate is incorrect because Feb. 1873 only had 28 days.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Dec. 16, 1950
JAMES H. ROACH
STANARDSVILLE - James H. Roach, 76, died Monday afternoon at the home of his son, Benny Roach on High Top Mountain. - - - - - Roach was a native of Greene County. He is survived by three sons, Benny, William and Bernie Roach, all of Greene County. He is also survived by three brothers, Valentine T. and Lewis, of - - - - - - and Lively Roach of Free Union and two sisters, Mrs. Annie - - - - of Crozet, and Mrs. Josie - - - - of Geer. Funeral services were held Wed - - - - afternoon at the home of - - - - Benny, with the Rev. Mr. - - - - -augh officiating. Interment in the family cemetery.
NOTE - Impossible to transcribe completely because obit was on the fold of the newspaper and is blacked out on the left edge.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Tue, Oct. 12, 2004
JAMES L. ROACH
James L. "Randy" Roach, 73, of Scottsville, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at University of Virginia Medical Center. He was the son of the late Bennie L. and Mary E. Morris Roach. He was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Morris. He is survived by two sisters, Therley Moore and Alice Glover of Scottsville; three brothers, George Filbert Roach of Scottsville, William "Buddy" Roach of Crozet and Joe C. Roach of Palmyra; a longtime friend, Lindsay Spradlin of Scottsville; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Dr. George Ward and Dr. Diane Snustad and the staff at the University of Virginia Hospital and Trinity Mission. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at the family cemetery in Dyke. Hill & Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Dec. 31, 2005
JANET HAMMER ROACH
Janet Hammer Roach, age 81, of Stull Run Lane, Grottoes, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mrs. Roach was born Dec. 25, 1924, in McGaheysville, and was the daughter of the late Jesse E. and Rosa Dean Hammer. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Owen, Wampler, John and Bernard Hammer. Mrs. Roach married Charles Jefferson Roach on Feb. 13, 1943, in Hagerstown, Md. before moving to Crew, Hopewell, Roanoke and Petersburg, Va. and moved back to the Shenandoah Valley in 1987. She was a longtime member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Other than her husband, survivors include one daughter, Norma Jean Roach Morris of Grottoes; one son, James Bernard Hammer of Louisa, Va.; one granddaughter, Lisa Morris Osgood of Grottoes; one grandson, Chad E. Hammer of Lyndhurst; seven brothers, Roland Hammer of Fishersville, Rodney Hammer of Grottoes, Billy Hammer of Shenandoah, Mensel, Doug, Larry and Randy Hammer, all of Elkton; six sisters, Jetta Raynes of Grottoes, Mareta Marshall of Swoope, Rosalie Pryce of Harrisonburg, Wanda Comer of Elkton, Margie Mayes of Grottoes, Doris Ruth Helfrich of Northern Virginia. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Morgan Kinney and Rev. Roger Mace at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006. Burial will follow at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville. The family will receive friends Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
JEFFREY S. ROACH
Jeffrey Stuart Roach, 12, of Ruckersville, died Thursday night in a Charlottesville hospital. He is survived by his parents, John Edward Roach and Joyce Ann Cason Roach, both of Ruckersville; two sisters, Jo Ann Collier of Stanardsville and Tammy L. Roach of Ruckersville; five brothers, Lawrence Roach, Roger Roach, Charles Roach, Wayne R. Roach, and David L. Roach, all of Ruckersville. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Gracie Roach of Stanardsville, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lena Cason, of Ruckersville. He was a seventh grader student at William Monroe Elementary school in Stanardsville. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday the First Baptist Church, with burial in the Ruckersville Cemetery. The Rev. Edwin Deane and the Rev. Jim Woods will officiate. The Ryan Funeral Home of Quinque is in charge of arrangements. NOTE: This looks like the grandson of John Enoch Roach and Gracie Pearl Shifflett, however the siblings don't match for the children I have for John. Any comments?

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Oct. 15, 1992
JENNIE ANN ROACH
Jennie Ann Roach, 78, of Ruckersville died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1992, in a local hospital. Born in Rockingham County on Dec. 2, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Daisy Shifflett Roach. Mrs. Roach was the widow of Roy Roach who preceded her in death in 1988. Mrs. Roach was a member of Bingham United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Geneva Marshall and her husband, George, of Charlottesville, and Glory Parrish and her husband Jack, if Weyers Cave; four granddaughters, Natalie LaVerne Shifflett of Ruckersville, Diane Bunyea of Troy, Marcia Parrish of Charlottesville and Rebecca Sadler of Mathews; and four great-grandchildren, Kelly, Diane and Brandon Parrish Bunyea of Troy, Jessica Leigh Sadler of Mathews and Lauren Elaina Shifflett of Ruckersville. She was preceded in death by two sons, Kelly and Joseph Roach, and her daughter, Dorothy Mae Roach. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Friday in Bingham Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul B. Davis Jr. and the Rev. Herbert Parker officiating. Interment will follow in Gentry United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Teague Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to you favorite charity.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Aug. 12, 1960
JOHN BRAY ROACH
GEER - John Bray Roach, 82, died yesterday at his home, Greene County. He was born March 31, 1878, in Greene County, son of the late B. T. and Polly Ann Roach. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Josie Bell Roach, and two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Conley of Geer and Mrs. Hannah Conley of Elkton. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at High Top Pentecostal Church with burial in the church cemetery.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Aug. 13, 1960
GEER - The funeral service for John Bray Roach who died Thursday at his home at Geer has been changed to 2 p.m. tomorrow. The service will be held at High Top Pentecostal Church with burial in the church cemetery.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Aug. 28, 1967
JOHN ENOCH ROACH
STANARDSVILLE - John Enoch Roach, a retired farmer, died at his home here Saturday after a long illness. He was 50. Born Feb. 2, 1908, in Rockingham County, he was the son of the late Daniel S. and Hester M. Morris Roach. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Shifflett Roach; three sons, James Earmon and Otis Lee Roach of Stanardsville and John Edward Roach of Ruckersville; eight daughters, Miss Lois Jean and Miss Lottie Mae Roach, Mrs. Cora Lee Lawson and Mrs. Annie Betty Dean, all of Stanardsville, Mrs. Alice Marie Morris of Quinque; Mrs. Hester M. Lam of Ruckersville, Mrs. Mary M Byron of Orange and Mrs. Mary Jane Lam of Barboursville; a brother, Earmon Roach of Swift Run; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Breeden of Barboursville, Mrs. Nora Morris of Swift Run, Mrs. Bertie Shifflett and Mrs. Fannie Morris of Stanardsville and Mrs. Sarah Shifflett of Dyke; and 26 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Nortonsville Pentecostal Church, with burial in Stanardsville Cemetery, Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
See Wife Gracie's Obit

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JOHN GILBERT ROACH
John Gilbert Roach, Jr., 60, of Dayton, died Sept. 15, 1993 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He was born in Rockingham County, the son of the late John Gilbert Roach, Sr., and Lethia Morris Roach. He is survived by two daughters, Brenda Overstreent of Blue Ridge, Va.; Joyce Smith of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Also surviving are three brothers, Edward, Mencil and Eugene Roach; and five sisters, Trilla Arey, Genevie Hawkins, Gloria F. Eppard, Bonnie Ingram and Goldie Mohler Rickard with whom he resided, also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Upper Room Church with the Rev. Tony Hiles officiating. Burial in Elk Run Cemetery. Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral home, was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Cancer Center of Rockingham Memorial Hospital in memory of Mr. Roach.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mon, Nov. 12, 2007
JOHN PAUL ROACH
John Paul “J.P.” Roach, 84, of Elkton, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at his home. He had been ill since May. He was born Nov. 17, 1922, in Elkton, and was the son of the late Lula W. Roach. Mr. Roach served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Gooden Brothers VFW Post 9292. He and his wife traveled to many reunions of the 436th Division of Motor Vehicles all over America. “J.P.” received his degree as an electronic specialist from Blue Ridge Community College and worked as an electrician. He had worked at Merck for 15 years, A.S.R. for 16 years and AMP for seven years until his retirement. He was a lifetime resident of this area, a member of the Christian Church, and took great enjoyment in being a self-employed farmer. His family, doing some hunting and spending time on his farm were what made him happiest. On Nov. 29, 1947, he married Hazel Marshall, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, John P. Roach Jr. and wife, Linda, of Grottoes, and Paul “Shorty” Roach and wife, Marsha, of Elkton; two daughters, Diane Earman and husband, Chess, of Elkton, and Debra Roach of Elkton; six grandchildren, Rodney Roach and wife, Lisa, of Grottoes, Dawn Good and husband, Steve, of Grottoes, Mendy Lamond and husband, Bryan, of Elkton, Jeremy Roach of Elkton, Misty Roach of Grottoes and Megan Roach of Elkton; and four great-grandchildren, Stephanie Good, Steven Good and Colton Roach, all of Grottoes, and Emma Lamond of Elkton. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Thomas Roach, a sister, Alice Cupp, and four brothers, George, Enoch, Russell and Joseph Roach. Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville by the Rev. Al Huyard, the Rev. Stuart Wood, the Rev. Eugene Souder and Pastor Pat Velanzon Jr. Following the service, a meal will be served at St. Stephen and the Good Shepard Social Hall. His body is at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton and the casket will be closed. Friends may call any time at the Roach home at 7541 South Eastside Highway. Memorial donations may be made to the RMH Hospice Program, 235 Cantrell Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or the church of the donors’ choice.

The Greene County Record, Greene Co., VA, Oct. 30, 1975
JOSEPH DAVID ROACH
Joseph David Roach, 10, died Wednesday, October 22, 1975 in a Charlottesville hospital. The son of Mrs. Victoria Morris Roach and the late Robert Roach, he was born in Charlottesville. Besides his mother, he is survived by five sisters: Mrs. Alice Vindes of Elkton, Misses Barbara Roach, Lucille Roach, Kathy Roach and Wendy Roach of Stanardsville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Lydia Pentecostal Church, with interment in the church cemetery. Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque handled arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Apr. 22, 1985
JOSEPH NATHAN ROACH
Joseph Nathan Roach, 78, of Rt. 3, Gordonsville, died Sunday in a Charlottesville hospital. He was born in Rockingham Co., son of the late Charlie and Victoria Roach. Surviving are his wife, Susie E. Roach; two sons, Joseph N. Roach, Jr. of Ruckersville and Charles E. Roach of Orange; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was an army veteran of World War II. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Middle River Pentecostal Church with interment in Holly Memorial Gardens, the Rev. Edwin "Buzzy" Deane will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 at the Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Apr. 28, 1965,
JOSEPH S. ROACH
Word has been received here of the death of Joseph S. Roach, of York, Pa, on April 19. The funeral was held Thursday in York. Among his survivors is a son, Robert Roach of Stanardsville, and two daughters, Mrs. Roy Roach and Mrs. Brinton Morris of Stanardsville.

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JOSEPH S. ROACH
Joseph S. Roach, 78, husband of Daisy Shifflett Roach, 2639 North Sherman street, died yesterday at 1:40 a.m. in Pleasant Acres hospital. He was a member of Christian church, Swift Run, Va. Surviving also are two daughters, Mrs. Briton Morris and Mrs. Roy Roach, both of Stanardsville, Va.; three sons, Robert Roach of Stanardsville, Nathan Roach of 221 East College avenue and Orman Roach of 2639 North Sherman street; and 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. from Dodson Funeral home, 517 North George street, with burial in Mt. Rose cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Earl S. Heist, pastor of Bible Deliverance Church of God, Thomasville RD 1. NOTE - Fourt appeared in the original obit.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Jan. 16, 1968
JOSEPHINE ROACH COLLIER
STANARDSVILLE - Mrs. Josephine Roach Collier, 87, died here this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Shifflett. Born in Greene County on Feb. 22, 1880, she was the daughter of the late Valentine and Polly Ann Morris Roach. The widow of Rosser Collier, she was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Dyke. Besides her daughter, she is survived by three sons, Dan Collier of Charlottesville; three daughters, Mrs. Tom Shifflett of Dyke, Mrs. Dennis Shifflett of Stanardsville and Mrs. Clarence Shifflett of Charlottesville; a brother, Lewis Roach of Charlottesville; a sister, Mrs. Anliza Conley of Crozet; 21 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Ryan's Funeral Home of Stanardsville is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Jan. 17, 1968
JOSEPHINE ROACH COLLIER
STANARDSVILLE - The funeral for Mrs. Josephine Roach Collier, 87, who died yesterday, will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Geer Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Among her survivors are three sons, Dan Collier of Stanardsville, Elbert Collier of Geer and Lem C. Collier of Charlottesville. Ryan's Funeral Home of Stanardsville is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville
JOSHUA RAY ROACH
Joshua Ray Roach, infant son of Gregory Roach and Vicky Sisson Roach of Route 1, Earlysville died July 16th in a local hospital. He was born July 14, 1983. In addition to his parents he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Raymond and Clara Sisson of Albemarle County and paternal grandparents, Ray and Mary Ann Roach of Earlysville. A graveside funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holly Memorial Gardens. Dr. David Hicks will officiate.

The Greene County Record, Greene Co., VA, Thu, May 17, 1973
JOSIE BELL ROACH
Mrs. Josie Bell Roach, 85, died Saturday, May 12, 1973, in her Stanardsville home. Mrs. Roach was a native of Greene County. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Hannah Conley of Elkton and Mrs. Judith Conley of Stanardsville; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Hightop Pentecostal Church in Stanardsville with the Rev. Luther Roach conducting last rites. Ryan-Estes Funeral Home in Stanardsville was in charge of arrangements

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Oct. 2, 1962
KELLY ROACH
STANARDSVILLE - Kelly Roach, 31, of Nortonsville died yesterday at a Charlottesville hospital. He was the son of Roy and Virginia Roach of Stanardsville. Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Geneva Wood of Stanardsville, Mrs. Gloria Parrish of Dyke; and his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Daisy Shifflett Roach of Pennyslvania. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Bingham Methodist Church, Nortonsville, with burial in Gentry Cemetery.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Sep. 3, 1985
KELLY ROACH
Kelly Roach, 66, of Stanardsville, died Sunday in Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Born in Greene County son of the late Robert and Lilly Roach. Survived by his wife, Bessie P. Roach; five sons, Junior Leon Roach, Freddie A. Roach, Robert D. Roach, all of Elkton, Gerald L. Roach of Farmville; five daughters, Mrs. James R. Lam, Mrs. Dennis Mowbray both of Elkton, Mrs. James L. Shifflett of Woodbridge, Mrs. Elwood Shifflett, Mrs. Herbert L. Shifflett, both of Stanardsville; three sisters, Mrs. Melvin Thomas of Chicago, Mrs. Manis Roach of Elkton, Mrs. Otis Morris of Stanardsville; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, a number of nieces and nephews. He was a Army Veteran of WWII. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wed. at Sandy Bottom Holiness Church at Elkton, with interment in High Top Cemetery. The Rev. "Buzzy" Deane and J. W. Roach will officiate. The body will remain at the church until after services. Ryan Funeral Home of Quinque is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Nov. 17, 1986
KENNETH LEE ROACH
Kenneth Lee Roach, 19, of Lakeview Dr., Ruckersville, died Nov. 15, 1986, in a car accident in Greene County. Born March 15, 1967, in Charlottesville, he is survived by his parents, Joseph Nathan Roach, Jr. and Peggy Taylor Roach; one sister, Frances Roach of Ruckersville; one brother, Wayne N. Roach of Stanardsville; his paternal grandmother, Susie Roach of Barboursville; maternal grandfather, Harold R. Taylor of Maryland; one niece, Melinda K. Roach and one nephew, Wayne N. Roach, Jr. He was employed with the Bill Boss Construction Company. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque, with interment in Holly Memorial Gardens. The Rev. "Buzzy" Deane will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Oct. 26, 1987
KEZZIAH ELIZABETH ROACH
Kezziah Elizabeth Roach, 63, died Sunday night, Oct. 25, 1987, in a Charlottesville hospital. She was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Greene County, daughter of the late Lively Wilson Roach and Angie Nettie Frazier. She is survived by a brother, David E. Roach of Crozet; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Stella Roach of Crozet; a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a younger brother, Samuel Roach. She attended the Crozet Church of God. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Crozet Church of God’s building fund. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1987, at the Mount Moriah United Methodist Church in White Hall. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Don Brown and Rev. H. Wayne Collier will officiate. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 8:30 at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, May 25, 1984
L. BERNIE ROACH
L. Bernie Roach, 78, of Ehearts, Va. died Thursday in the Eldercare Gardens Nursing home of Charlottesville. Born March 29, 1906 in Greene Co., son of the late James Henry and Priscilla Morris Roach. He was a retired employee of Virginia Metal Parts, Orange and a member of the Eheart Pentecostal Church. Survived by two brothers, William Roach of Orange and Bennie L. Roach of Woodridge; a number of nieces and nephews; one close friend, Dennis Collier of Charlottesville. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday from the Ehearts Pentecostal Church with interment in the church cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Elbert Morris. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sat. Evening at the Preddy Funeral Chapel, Orange.

The Greene County Record, Greene Co., VA, Thu, Apr. 30, 1933
LAYMAN ROACH
Layman Roach, son of Jimmie Roach of High Top, died March 22, 1933, and was buried in the Roach graveyard on the edge of Rockingham. He was carried there on the shoulders of his friends, of whom there were many to do the last service they could do for him. He became sick as the result of a torn lung cord broken while lifting a rock on the Bacon Hollow road. He died of this, and complications which set in, at the University hospital. He is survived by his widow and three small children, his parents, three brothers and one sister. His passing occasioned much grief, for all who knew him sincerely loved him.  Note: This is Leaman Erza Roach

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Apr. 26, 1977
LEE JACKSON ROACH
CROZET - Lee Jackson Roach, 47, died Sunday, April 24th in the University of Virginia Hospital. He was born in Greene County, son of the late Lively Roach and Angie N. Frazier Roach. He was a retired employee of the Fruit Growers Cooperative in Crozet and a member of the Greene County Episcopal Church. He is survived by three brothers, Mickey B. Roach of Baltimore, Maryland, David Ellis Roach of Crozet and Samuel E. Roach of Crozet; three sisters; Miss Zula Roach, Mrs. Alzura Pritt and Miss Kizzie Roach all of Crozet. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Mount Moriah United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Herbert Frazier and Rev. Wayne Collier, with interment in Mount Moriah Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight at Anderson Funeral Home from 7:30 to 9:00. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, May 27, 2013
LENA M. ROACH MORRIS
Lena M. Morris, 80, of Culpeper, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 26, 2013. She was born on November 8, 1932, to the late Luther and Minnie Roach. She was predeceased by her husband, James W. Morris; sister-in-law, Leatrice Morris; four brothers, Gordon, Sammie, LeRoy, and Ernest Roach; one sister, Virginia Crawford; and one grandson, Wayne "Punkin" Davis. She is survived by one son, Gerald Morris and wife Cindy; four daughters, Wanda Davis Morris and husband, David, Pamela Brown and husband, Bradley, Gail Winkey and fiance, Randolph Brice, and Elana Gentry and fiance, Dallas Broughton, with whom she lived; four grandchildren, Jeff Davis and wife, Carrie, Jaime Randolph and husband, Lee, Ashley Thomas and husband, Eric, Shannon Winkey, and Allen Gentry; two great-grandchildren, Abryana and Braxton Randolph; one sister, Jeannie Thompson and husband, Tommy; three brothers, Prentice and wife, Esther, Shirley and wife, Mary, and Johnnie and wife, Patsy; sister-in-law, Annie Roach; and nieces and nephews to numerous to mention. Family visitation will be Tuesday, May 28, 2013, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Hill and Wood Funeral Home. The service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at the Chapel at Hill and Wood. Lena's brother Johnnie will speak on the family's behalf. Burial will be private. The family would like to thank Hospice of The Rapidan for all their love, compassion and support. A special thank you to At Home Care Staffing for Shanika Thompson, the angel they sent to take care of our mother. Immediately following the service the family will meet at the home of Wanda Davis Morris. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.hillandwood.com.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Oct. 20, 1978
LEROY ROACH
RUCKERSVILLE - Leroy Roach, 43, died Wednesday. He was born July 21, 1935, in Rockingham County, the son of the late Luther W. Roach and Minnie Florence Roach of Ruckersville. Surviving are his mother; a son, Jeffrey Lee Roach of Elkton; four brothers, Prentice of Barboursville, Ernest of Quinque, Shirley of Ruckersville and John W. Roach of Stanardsville; three sisters, Virginia Crawford of Elkton, Lena Morris of Charlottesville and Jeannie Thompson of Ruckersville. He was a heavy equipment operator and a veteran of the Korean War. A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Nortonsville Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jesse Shifflett will officiate. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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LETHIA MORRIS ROACH
Lethia Morris Roach, 78, of Harrisonburg, died Sunday, February 24, 1991, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She was born October 10, 1912, near Elkton, the daughter of the late John Wesley and Betty Shifflett Morris. Mrs. Roach was a housewife and attended Full Gospel Lighthouse Tabernacle in Elkton. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Gilbert Roach, Sr. Survivors includes four sons, Edward E., Mencil D., Eugene O. and John G. Roach, Jr., all of Harrisonburg; five daughters, Genevieve Hawkins, Goldie Mohler, Gloria Eppard and Trilla Arey, all of Harrisonburg and Bonnie Ingram of Roanoke; two sisters, Peggy Merica and Graca Lawson of Elkton; 30 grandchildren and 40 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 27, at the Upper Room Church, Elkton, with the Rev. Ellis Roach and the Rev. Johnnie Hensley officiating. Interment was in the Elk Run Cemetery. Lindsey Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, was in charge of arrangements.
NOTE - It should probably be 30 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren
rather than 30 grandchildren and 40 grandchildren.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Jun. 10, 1967
LILLIE BELLE ROACH
STANARDSVILLE - Mrs. Lillie Belle Roach of Stanardsville, died yesterday in a Charlottesville hospital, at the age of 66. Born on May 6, 1901, in Greene County, she was the daughter of the late Smith and Victoria Roach Morris. Her husband was the late Robert Jackson Roach. She is survived by a son, Kelly Roach of Stanardsville; three daughters, Mrs. Flossie Roach of Elkton, Mrs. Gertrude Morris of Stanardsville and Mrs. Melvin Thomas of Illinois; five brothers, Jessie and John Morris of Geer, Manuel Morris of Barboursville, William Morris of Free Union and Leonard Morris of Elkton; three sisters, Mrs. Lettie Collier of Scottsville, and Mrs. Della Lawson and Mrs. Ella Munger of Elkton; and 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at High Top Pentecostal Holiness Church at Stanardsville, with burial in the church cemetery. Ryan's Funeral Home of Stanardsville is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Jul. 8, 1967
LIVELY WILSON ROACH
FREE UNION - Lively Wilson Roach, a retired farmer died at his home yesterday at the age of 83. He was born May 23, 1884, in Greene County, son of the late Valentine and Polly Ann Morris Roach. He was the widower of Angie Nettie Frazier Roach. Mr. Roach was a member of the Pentecostal Church. He is survived by five sons: Mickey B. Roach of Baltimore, Md., Edward S. Roach of Crozet, and Wilson Roach, Lee J. Roach and David E. Roach of Free Union; four daughters Mrs. Nora N. Shifflett of Baltimore, Md., and Miss Zula Roach, Miss Kizzier Elizabeth Roach and Mrs. Allie Roach Pritt of Free Union; a brother, Lewis Roach of Alberene, two sisters, Mrs. Josie Collier of Stanardsville and Mrs. Analiza Conley of Crozet; ?4 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Prize Hill Church in Boonesville, with burial in the Mission Hall Memorial Cemetery. The body will lie in state at home after 11 a.m. Sunday. Preddy-Teague Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Jan. 2, 1952,
LONNIE EDWARD ROACH
Lonnie Edward Roach, 22, died last night at his home near Stanardsville following an extended illness. He was a native of Greene County, son of Mrs. Carrie Shiflett Roach and the late Andrew Roach. Besides his mother, he is survived by six sisters, Freeman Dean, Virginia, Lena, Thelma, Dora and Edith Roach, and four brothers, Charles, James, Alton and Glenn Roach, all of Stanardsville. The funeral will be held at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning at Cecil Mission, the service to be conducted by the Rev. Guy Trobaugh. Burial will follow in the cemetery at the mission.

The Greene County Record, Greene Co., VA, Thu, Jan 10, 1952
LONNIE EDWARD ROACH
Lonnie E. Roach Died After Extended Illness
Lonnie Edward Roach, 22, died Tuesday night at his home near Stanardsville, following an extended illness. He was a native of Greene Count, son of Mrs. Carrie Shiflett Roach and the late Andrew Roach. Besides his mother he is survived by six sisters, Mrs. Freeman Dean, Virginia, Lena, Thelma, Dora and Edith Roach and four brothers, Charles, James, Alton and Glenn Roach, all of Stanardsville. The funeral was held Wednesday at 11:00 at Cecil Mission, the service being conducted by the Rev. Guy Trobaugh. Burial was in the mission cemetery.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Apr. 4, 2013
LORETTA TAYLOR ROACH
Loretta Taylor Roach passed to Heaven on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Charlottesville. Loretta was loved by all who knew her. She was born on April 30, 1944, in Buckingham, to the late Russell Taylor and Flossie Lawhorne Taylor. Loretta leaves her loving husband of 46 years, James Earmon Roach, her devoted daughters, Frances Roach Hord and husband, Enoch, Sandra Roach Snoddy and husband, Ronnie. The joys of her life, her grandchildren, Cameron Hord, Olivia Hord and Jamie Snoddy all brought Loretta happiness and unbounded love. She was eager to see them and was always ready to hear about their lives daily. Also surviving her are three brothers, Henry Taylor and wife, Jane, Randolph Taylor and wife, Nancy and Donald Taylor and wife, Shirley; and one sister, Elizabeth J. Taylor. The family would like to thank her nurse Tanya Grooms, whom she thought of like a daughter, for all her loving care. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison conducted by the Reverend Greg Anderson with interment at Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association Memorial and Honor Program, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720.

The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD, Sep. 3, 1961
LOUIS W. ROACH
Roach -- On September 1, 1961, Louis W., of 43 South Stricker street, beloved husband of Hattie Lee Roach (nee Shifflett). Funeral Services will be held at the Walters Funeral Home, Pratt and Stricker streets, on Monday, September 4, at 1 P. M. Interment in Loudon Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 until 9 P. M.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg VA, Thu, Jul, 30, 1981
LOUISE BELL [ROACH] HARVEY
ELKTON - Louise Bell Harvey, 81, of 112 W. Spotswood Ave., Elkton died early Wednesday at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Harvey was born March 25, 1900 in Rockingham County and was a daughter of the late Andrew J. and Maggie Shifflett Roach. Her husband, George J. Harvey, died Feb. 18, 1958. Surviving are a daughter, Mildred "Lucy" Shifflett of Elkton; a son, George A. Harvey of Bridgewater; a sister, Theoria Roach of Stanardsville; a brother, Andrew J. Roach of Stanardsville; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday at the Elkton Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. James L. King. Burial will be in Elk Run Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7:30-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home or any time at the Harvey home.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Aug. 1, 1974
LUTHER W. ROACH
QUINQUE - The Rev. Luther William Roach, 73, of Stanardsville died Wednesday at his home. A native of Rockingham County, he was the son of the late John Wesley and Edith Gentry Roach. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Williams Roach of Stanardsville; six sons, Prentice of Barboursville, Gordon of Waynesboro, Ernest of Quinque, Shirley of Bealton, Leroy and John of Stanardsville; three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Crawford of Elkton, Mrs. Lena Morris of Charlottesville and Mrs. Jeanie Thompson of Stanardsville; five brothers, Bennie, Russel and Manis of Elkton, Gilbert of Harrisonburg, and Ellis of Stanardsville; 27 grandchildren, and 7 great, grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nortonsville Pentecostal Church, with interment in the Church cemetery. Ryan Funeral Home of Quinque is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
MANIS E. ROACH
Manis Elmer Roach, 77, of Route 3, Elkton died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1994, at his home, He had been ill for the past several months. HE was born Feb. 4, 1917, in Rockingham County and was the son of the late John and Edith Gentry Roach. He was retired from Sperry Band Co. in Charlottesville where he had worked for 16 years. He was a member and deacon of the Sandy Bottom Pentecostal Holiness Church for 42 years. Surviving are his wife, Mary Flossie roach of Elkton; six children, Aubrey Roach, Manis Roach Jr., Carl Wade Roach and Rosa Lawson, all of Elkton, Lorena Deane of Stanardsville, Bonnie Morris of McGaheysville; two brothers, Ellis and Russell Roach, both of Stanardsville; three sisters, Edith Mills of Martinsburg, W.Va., Geraldine Black of Penn Laird, Elizabeth Comer of Harrisonburg; four stepsisters, Refa Delkome, Ruby Rodgers, both of Harrisonburg, Peggy Mohone of Northern Virginia and Virginia Badger of Rochester, N.Y.; one stepbrother, Prentice Shifflett of Harrisonburg; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Elkton Pentecostal Church by Brother Edwin "Buzzy" Deane. Burial will be in the Sandy Bottom Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery near Elkton. Mr. Roach will be moved from the Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home at Elkton to the Sandy Bottom Holiness Church at noon today, where friends may call. They may also call at the Roach home. The body will be moved at noon Saturday to the Elkton Pentecostal Church for the funeral service.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Nov. 27, 2005
MARIE LUCILLE ROACH
Marie Lucille Roach, 71, of Unionville, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at the Culpeper Regional Hospital. Born Sept. 15, 1934, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Charles Detrieck Uhden and the late Inez Marie Limerick. Also preceding her in death were her sister, Shirley Mae Thomas; granddaughter, Ann Marie Proffitt; and son-in-law, David Proffitt. Mrs. Roach was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Orange, and was retired from Rigid Products. Survivors include her husband, Vurn Casper Roach; daughters, Jo Ann Profitt, of Orange, and Alise M. Cooper, and her husband, Robert, of Unionville; brothers, Mel Limerick, and his wife, Joyce, of South Carolina, and Bill Limerick, and his wife, Ingrid, of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandsons, David Vurn Proffitt, Robert M. Cooper II, and Patrick H. Cooper; granddaughters, Katlyn Proffitt and Virginia Grace Cooper. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, from Preddy's Funeral Home in Orange with interment in Graham Cemetery. Pastor John Hodgen will officiate. The family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m., Sunday evening, Nov. 27, 2005, at the funeral home.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Jan 22, 1981
MARJORIE JEAN ROACH
Marjorie Jean Roach died Wednesday at her home. Born Dec. 17, 1944, in Greene County, she was the daughter of William Luther Roach and the late Mary Ann Roach. In addition to her father, surviving are three sisters, Isabelle Williams of Elkton, Ruth Knight of Charlottesville and Charlotte Shifflett of Madison; three brothers, Leroy, Wilbur and Theodore Roach, all of Stanardsville. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Church of the Brethren, Dyke. The Rev. C.C. Kurtz will ofoficiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Family will be at Ryan Funeral Home today and Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Jun. 28, 1978
MARTHA JANE ROACH MORRIS
Mrs. Martha Jane Morris, 62, of Rt. 1, Stanardsville died in a Charlottesville Hospital, June 27, 1978 after a long illness. She was born in Rockingham County March 26, 1916, daughter of the late Joseph and Daisy Shifflett Roach. She is survived by her husband Brinton Morris of Stanardsville, one daughter, Mrs. Louise Shifflett of Charlottesville; one son Edward Morris of Earlysville; one sister, Mrs. Gennie Roach of Dyke; two brothers Orman Roach and Nathan Roach both of York, Pa.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services 2:30 p. m. Friday at the Joseph W. Teague Chapel Rev. Roy Newcomb and Rev. Cecil B. Deel officiating with interment in Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 Thursday evening at the funeral home.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Oct. 20, 2004
MARTHA LOU ROACH
Martha Lou Roach, 64, of Charlottesville, made her way to Heaven to be with her beloved husband, Ollie, on Monday, Oct. 18, 2004. She was born Nov. 16, 1939, in Oklahoma, the daughter of the late Elmer Roberts and the late Violet Lawson. Her brother, Herbert Roberts; and two sisters, Thelma West and Naomi Flight, also preceded her in death. Martha leaves to cherish her memory her four sons, Arthur, Jackie and Terry Widener and Jeffrey Roach; a daughter-in-law, Annie Reed; her two brothers, Gene and Kenny Roberts; her sister, Lois West; seven grandchildren, Leslie Renee, Chris, Josh and Rusty Widener, Sean, Jarod and Aspen Roach; five great-grandchildren, Devon, Damon, Madison, Makaylia and Grant Widener. Martha was the spirit, heart and willpower of the family; her nature and gentleness resonate in us all. She was an inspiration to everyone she met, dealing with adversity and life's problems with resolute determination. Words will ever fail the impact she had, and will continue to have, on our lives. Thanks to the University of Virginia Medical Center doctors and nurses for their special care and treatment of Martha in her final days. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at Hill & Wood Funeral Home.

Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Jun. 26, 1982
MARY ANN ROACH
Mary Ann Roach, 81, of Stanardsville died today at her home. She was born, Aug. 12, 1900 in Greene County, the daughter of the late Valentine Roach and her mother was the late Manera Morris. Surviving are her husband, Talmage Roach; a daughter, Dorcas Roach, a brother, Talley Roach of Stanardsville and a grandchild. Funeral arrangements by the Ryan Funeral Home are incomplete. The family request donations be given to the Greene County Rescue Squad.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Aug. 21, 1979
MARY ANN ROACH
STANARDSVILLE - Mary Ann Roach 76, died Monday at her home. She was born in Greene County, daughter of the late Rev. Kelly and Laura Morris Roach. Surviving are her widower, William Luther Roach; three sons, Wilbert Roach, Theodore Roach and Leroy Roach of Stanardsville; four daughters, Charlotte Shifflett of Madison, Ruth Knight of Charlottesville, Laura I. Williams of Elkton and Marjorie Roach of Stanardsville; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral will be 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Church of the Brethren, Dyke. The Rev. C.C. Kurtz will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque, is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jan. 18, 1998
MARY ANN SHIFLETT ROACH
Mary Ann Roach, 69, of Earlysville, passed away Sunday June 14, 1998, in a Charlottesville hospital. She was born Oct. 13, 1928, in Albemarle County, a daughter of the late Buey Shiflett and Minnie Morris Shiflett of Charlottesville. Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband of 51 years Ray Roach; three sons, Noah W. Roach and friend, Betty Riley, Buey Pat Roach and friend, Ruby Justus and Gregory L. Roach and friend Nancy Kidd, all of Earlysville; a daughter, Susie Collier and her husband, Charles of Earlysville; a brother, Jesse "Pete" Shiflett of Dyke; two sisters, Fannie B. Roach and her husband Ralph, and Peggy Hager of Earlysville; two grandchildren Shana L. Collier and Heather N. Roach and special friends, Vickie Sisson and Gloria Rickard. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Buey Shiflett, Jim Shiflett and Sambo Shiflett and a grandson Joshua Ray Roach. A funeral service will be conducted 11 a. m. Wednesday at Ryan Funeral Chapel in Quinque, with interment in Buck Mountain Cemetery. The Rev. Edwin "Buzzy" Deane will officiate. The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Charlottesville Albemarle County Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 160, Charlottesville, Va., or Earlysville Fire Department, P. O. Box, 104, Earlysville, Va., Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Jan. 3, 2008
MARY DORCAS ROACH SMITH
Mary Dorcas Roach Smith, 71, of Greene County went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at the Martha Jefferson Hospital. She was born May 7, 1936, in Greene County. She was the daughter of the late Reverend Talmadge and Mary Ann Roach. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Roach. She leaves to cherish her memory a special son, Alfred Joshua Smith; one grandson, Damitri Joshua Lee Smith; many extended family members including special cousins, Ester, Eunice and Geneva; a very special friend, Ruby Roach, who always stood by her. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Evergreene Nursing Home, Rosemary Shaw and the Martha Jefferson Hospital for all of their love and support. Mary Dorcas was a member of Geer Pentecostal Church. She was loved by everyone and will greatly be missed. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2008 at the Ryan Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2008, at the Ryan Funeral Home with the Reverend Oral Dovel officiating. Interment will follow at High Top Family Cemetery. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Aug. 12, 2007
MARY FLOSSIE ROACH
Mary Flossie Roach, 85, of Elkton, died Friday, August 10, 2007, at her home in Sandy Bottom, near Elkton. Mrs. Roach was born October 20, 1921, in Greene County, and was the daughter of the later Robert and Lillie Morris Roach. Mrs. Roach attended school in Greene County and was a member of the Sandy Bottom Holiness Church for 55 years. She was employed by Elkton Garment Company for 25 years in Elkton, and loved gardening and making quilts. On June 4, 1937, she married Manis Elmer Roach Sr., who preceded her in death on February 16, 1994. Survivors include three sons, Aubrey Roach and his wife, Alice, Manis Roach Jr. and his wife, Linda, and Carl Wade Roach and his wife, Danette, all of Elkton; three daughters, Rosa Lawson and her husband, Lee, of Elkton, Lorena Dean and her husband, Sherman, of Stanardsville, and Bonnie Morris and her husband, Danny, of Elkton; one sister, Gertrude Morris of Stanardsville; a child raised in the home, David Roach of Stanardsville; 17 grandchildren; 19 great -grandchildren; and three great-great-granchildren. Mrs. Roach was also preceded in death by six children; a sister, Anna Thomas; and a brother, Kelly Roach. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2007, at the Elkton Pentecostal Church of Elkton, with Pastor Buzzy Edwin Deane and Brother Bruce Morris officiating. Burial will follow at the Sandy Bottom Holiness Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2007, at the Sandy Bottom Holiness Church. Friends may also call at the Roach home anytime. Arrangements by the Kyger Funeral Home of Elkton.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Oct. 1999
MCKINLEY ROACH
McKinley “Ned” Roach of Crozet died at the University of Virginia Medical Center on Oct. 27, 1999, at the age of 84. He was born April 7, 1915 in Greene County, to the late Charles Lewis and Clasy S. Roach. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Garfield, Elvin, Cecil and Roosevelt Roach. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Doris M. Roach; two sons, Kenneth W. Roach and his wife, Sara, of North Garden and Jerry M. Roach and his wife, Wanda of Durham, M.C.; two grandchildren, Jerry M. Roach Jr. of Statesboro, Ga., and Melissa L. Roach of Durham, N.C.; one sister, Lena Moon and her husband, Bob, of Charlottesville; one brother, George Roach and his wife Rue, of Scottsville; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Roach was a member of Crozet Baptist Church. He was a World War II veteran and was retired from Charlottesville Lumber Company and Gordon Burton Builders. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Crozet Baptist Church Building Fund, 5804 St. George Ave., Crozet, Va. 22932; or the Crozet Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 373, Crozet, Va. 22932. The family will receive friends anytime at the home of Doris and McKinley in Crozet. The family wishes to express thanks for everyone’s support and love during his illness. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rockgate Cemetery in Crozet with Dr. Roy Thomas officiating. Anderson Funeral Service Crozet is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Aug. 8, 1978
MICKEY B. ROACH
BALTIMORE - Mickey B. Roach, 64, died in Baltimore, Maryland yesterday. He was born March 9, 1914 in Greene County Virginia. He was the son of the late Lively Wilson Roach and Angie Nettie Frazier Roach. He is survived by two sons Donnie & Roger Roach both of Baltimore, Maryland. Three step-children, Robert C. Sandridge, James F. Sandridge and Roy Sandridge all of Baltimore, Maryland; two sisters, Mrs. Alzura Pritt and Miss Kazziah Roach both of Crozet; two brothers, David and Sam Roach both of Crozet; ten step grandchildren. The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Mount Moriah Methodist Church with interment in the church cemetery the Rev. Charles Lamb officiating. The Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Unknown newspaper
MICKEY B. ROACH
BALTIMORE - Mickey B. Roach, 64, died here Monday. He was a Greene County Native. Surviving are two sons, Donnie Roach and Roger Roach both of Baltimore; three step-children, Robert C. Sandridge, James F. Sandridge and Roy Sandridge, all of Baltimore; two sisters, Mrs. Alzura Pritt and Miss Kazziah Roach, both of Crozet; and two brothers, David and Sam Roach, both of Crozet. Family will be at the Anderson Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m Wednesday. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mount Moriah Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
MINNIE C. ROACH
Minnie C. Roach, 69, of Ruckersville died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1993, in a local hospital. She was born Sept. 30, 1923. She was the wife of the late Wilmer S. Roach. Surviving are daughters, Madeline R. Shifflett of Quinque and Geneva Reynolds of Ruckersville; one sister, Odessa Mowbray also of Ruckersville; four grandchildren, Angelia Cempre, Greg and Kevin Shifflett and Troy Knight; and eight great-grandchildren, John, Amanda and Kylie Cempre, Ashley, Travis and Amber Shifflett, Zackery Cave and Dustin Knight. Private funeral services were held with interment in Holly Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Owen H. Preston officiating. The family wishes to thank Dr. David L. Chesler, the Greene County Rescue Squad and the entire staff of Martha Jefferson Hospital for their kindness and support. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Greene County Rescue squad in memory of Minnie C. Roach.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Apr. 16, 1994
MINNIE F. ROACH
Minnie Florence Roach, 89, of Ruckersville died Friday, April 15, 1994, at the home of Jeanie Thompson. Born Sept. 11, 1904, in Rockingham County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Williams and Fannie Lee Lam Williams, and was the widow of Luther W. Roach. Mrs. Roach was a member of Nortonsville Pentecostal Church. She is survived by three daughter, Virginia E. Crawford of Elkton, Lena M. Morris of Charlottesville and Jeanie Thompson, wife of Orman Thompson, of Ruckersville; four sons and daughters-in-law, Prentice E. and Esther Roach of Barboursville, Ernest W. and Annie Roach of Quinque, John W. and Lucille Roach of Stanardsville, and Shirley O. and Mary Roach of Ruckersville; three sisters, Bessie Roach, Emma Gooden and Sally Williams, all of Elkton; 27 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde Williams and Ennis Williams; and one sister, Nellie Roach. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Nortonsville Pentecostal Church with interment in the church cemetery. Brother Robert Jones will officiate. The family will receive friends today and Sunday at the church. Preddy Funeral Home of Gordonsville is in charge of arrangements.

The Valley Banner, Rockingham Co., VA, Jan. 26, 2000
MINNIE PEARL SHIFFLETT ROACH
Minnie Pearl Shifflett Roach, 92, formerly of Elkton, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Oak Lea Nursing Home in Harrisonburg where she had been a resident four years. She had lived at Woodland Home seven years before moving to Oak Lea. Mrs. Roach was born March 1, 1907, in the Swift Run area of Rockingham County and was a daughter of the late George W. and Alice Shifflett. She was a member of the Mennonite church. She retired from the dietary department of James Madison University. On March 28, 1926, she married Bennie L. Roach, who died April 18, 1993. Survivors include two daughters, Doris Gooden and Marie Williams, both of Elkton; a son, Bennie L. Roach Jr. of Harrisonburg; a brother, Lonnie Shifflett of Elkton; a sister, Georgie Collier of Charlottesville; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Jan. 25, by Pastor Addona Nissley at Kyger & Trobaugh in Elkton. Burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Apr. 5, 1950
MONROE ROACH
Monroe Roach, age 40, died at his home on High Top Mountain Tuesday. He was a native of Greene County and the son of James H. and Priscilla Roach. He is survived by three brothers, William T. Roach, Benny and Bernie all of Greene County. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Episcopal Church on High Top Mountain with Nelis Ford, a mission worker, officiating.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
MRS. LIVELY ROACH
Mrs. Angie Nettie Roach, wife of Lively Roach, died at 7:40 o’clock this morning at her home at Mt. Fair, after an extended illness. Mrs. Roach was a native of Greene County, daughter of the late Jackson and Fannie (Morris) Frazier, and was 48 years of age. Besides her husband, she is survived by nine children, five sons and four daughters - Wilson, M.B., Samuel, David and Joseph Roach; Mrs. Charles Shiflett of Ivy and Misses Allie, Zula and Kizzie Roach. The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon from the Mission Home.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
MRS. NOAH ROACH
STANARDSVILLE - Mrs. Clarinda Roach, 75, of Earlysville, died yesterday at her home following an extended illness. A native of Greene County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Mary Jane Morris, and was the widow of Noah Roach. Surviving are five sons, Samuel H. Roach, Hubert Roach, Ralph Roach and Ray Roach, all of Earlysville, and William Roach, of Stanardsville; five daughters, Mrs. Jake Lamb, Mrs. Luther Breeden and Miss Ionie Roach, all of Earlysville; Mrs. Amos Lamb, of Gainesville, and Mrs. Walker Lamb, of Stanardsville; and 29 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Pine Grove Church of the Brethren at Earlysville, with the Rev. I.L. Bennett officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Jun. 6, 1964
NAOMI ROACH
STANARDSVILLE – Funeral services will be conducted Monday for Naomi Roach 52, who died in the University Hospital in Charlottesville this morning. She was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Roach and Maggie Shifflett Roach. She is survived by four daughters, Miss George Ann Roach and Miss Marie Roach of Geer; Mrs. Ruby Collier of Albemarle County and Mrs. Helen Morris of Dyke. Survivors also include one brother, Andrew J. Roach of Geer and two sisters, Miss Thero Roach of Geer and Mrs. Louise Harvey of Elkton. Services will be in the High Top Pentecostal Church at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The Greene County Record, Greene Co., VA, Thu, Jun. 11, 1964
NAOMI ROACH
Naomi Roach of Stanardsville died Saturday morning, June 6, 1964, in the University Hospital at Charlottesville. She was 52, the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Roach and Maggie Shifflett Roach. She leaves four daughters; Miss Georgia Ann Roach, and Miss Marie Roach, both of Geer; Mrs. Ruby Collier of Albemarle, and Mrs. Helen Morris of Dyke; a brother, Andrew J. Roach of Geer; and two sisters; Miss Thero Roach of Geer and Mrs. Louisa Harvey of Elkton. The funeral was conducted Monday at two o'clock at the High Top Pentecostal Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Unknown newspaper (probably from Pennsylvania)
NATHAN W. ROACH
ROACH - On Dec. 23, 1979 at his residence, 105 S. Duke St., Nathan W. Roach, husband of Jacqulin E. Roach, aged 58 years, 4 months, 22 days. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at the Chas. E. Leber funeral Parlors, 200 Carlisle Ave. at 2 p.m. Thursday. Interment in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens. Relatives are relatives are invited to call at the Leber Parlors Thursday from 12 to 2 p.m.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, May 26, 1959
NAY THELMA ROACH
GORDONSVILLE - Mrs. Onnie Edward Morris, 30, Of Gordonsville, died Sunday at the University Hospital. She was the former Nay Thelma Roach, and was born March 29, 1928, in Greene County. She was a spinner at the American Silk Mill in Orange. She is survived by her husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Roach; a son, Leman Morris; a daughter, Katherine Morris; a brother, Casper Roach, a four sisters, Mrs. Rachel Moubrey, Mrs. Hattie Moon, Mrs. Sterline Brown, Mrs. Geraldine Roach; all of Orange. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at High Top Pentecostal Church, Greene County, with burial in the church cemetery.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Aug. 1, 1982
NELLIE M. ROACH
Nellie Mary Roach, 69, of Dyke, died Saturday in a Charlottesville hospital. Born June 10, 1913, in Rockingham County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Daniel and Rhoda Deane Roach. Her husband was the late William (Willie) Smith Roach. She is survived by two sons, Aubrey Newton Roach and William Alex Roach, both of Dyke; a daughter, Mrs. Amos (Phyllis) Shifflett of Stanardsville; a sister, Jennie Roach of Dyke; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday at the Bingham Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Dyke. The Rev. Elbert Connely will officiate. Family will be at the Ryan Funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m.

The Greene County Record, Greene Co., VA, Thu, Feb. 12, 1953
NOAH WASHINGTON ROACH
Noah Washington Roach, 76, died at his home near Earlysville. He had been ill for two months. He was a son of the late Smith and Louise Crawford Roach, of Rockingham County. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clarinda Morris Roach; five sons, Samuel, Hubert and Ray Roach of Earlysville, William Roach of Stanardsville and Ralph Roach, stationed in Germany with the Army and six daughters, Mrs. Dora Lamb, Mrs. Addie Lamb, Miss Iona Roach, and Mrs. Luther Breeden, of Earlysville, Mrs. Amos Lamb of Fairfax and Mrs. Walker Lamb of Stanardsville. Funeral services were conducted from the Pine Ridge Brethren church near Earlysville Wednesday, Feb. 11th at 2 p.m. by the Rev. I.L. Bennett. Burial was in the church cemetery. NOTE - William Roach was misspelled in the original obit.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, May 10, 2002
OLLIE MARCH ROACH
Ollie March Roach, 73, of Charlottesville, made his way to Heaven Thursday, May 9, 2002. He was born March 24, 1929, in Virginia, the eldest son of the late Leaman Ezra Roach and the late Viola Beasley. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Roach Roberts Irvin, and three brothers, Clarence Roach, and Roy and Charles Moon. Ollie leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Martha Roberts Roach; a son Jeffrey W. Roach; a daughter-in-law, Annie Reed; three stepsons, Arthur, Jackie and Terry Widener; six grandchildren, Sean and Jarod Roach, Christopher, Joshua, Leslie Renee and Rusty Widener; four great-grandchildren; two cherished nephews, Danny and Herbert Roach; four special nieces, Kathy, Linda, Lois and Ginger; and his beloved niece, Joan Harris. Ollie was a hero to his son and entire family. He was a good husband, a good provider, and he will never be replaced in the hearts of his friends and family. Thanks to the University of Virginia Medical Center doctors and nurses for their special care and treatment of Ollie in his final days. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Hill & Wood Funeral Home.

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ORMAN T. ROACH
York resident
Orman T. Roach, 61, of 211 E. Hay St., died Wednesday at York Hospital. He was the husband of Gwendolyn L. Shifflett Roach. Mr. Roach was a former employee of T. R. Taylor Furniture Co. He was born in Rockingham Co., Va., and was the son of the late Joseph and Daisy Shifflett Roach. Survivors include: A sister - Jenny Roach, Dyke, Va. A niece. Graveside services will be a 2 p.m. Monday in Mt. Rose Cemetery. The Wm. J. Workinger Funeral Home Inc., 849 E. Market St., is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to York County Blind Center, 800 E. Market St.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Apr. 5, 2009
OTIS LEE ROACH
Otis Lee Roach, 79, of Stanardsville, passed away Friday, April 3, 2009, surrounded by his family. Otis was born September 14, 1929, in Rockingham County, Virginia, the son of the late John Enoch Roach and Gracie Shifflett Roach. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Deane; and two brothers-in-law, Willie Mundie and Howard Lawson. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Delma Mae Roach; one son, Stacy Roach and his wife, Christina, of Stanardsville; two brothers, James Earmon Roach and his wife, Loretta, of Stanardsville, John Edward Roach and his wife, Barbara, of Nortonsville; seven sisters, Mary Jane Lam and her husband, Shirley, of Barboursville, Margaret Byram and her husband, Eugene, of Orange, Hester Lamb and her husband, David, of Stanardsville, Alice Morris and her husband, Edward, also of Stanardsville, Cora Lawson of Ruckersville, Lottie Lawson and her husband, Darryl, of Ruckersville, Lois Mundie of Stanardsville; two grand-children, Tristen and Justin Roach and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Otis worked for many years at the Monticello Dairy. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 6, 2009, at the Ryan Funeral Home with Robert "Bob" Akers officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 2009, at the Ryan Funeral Home. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Christina Roach, Tiffany Summers, Cindy Lawson, Virginia Shifflett and Timmy Proffitt for their love, care and support of Otis during his illness. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Aug. 13, 1986
POLLY ANN ROACH
Polly Ann Roach, age 87, of Stanardsville, died August 12, 1986, in Stanardsville. She was born in Greene County, daughter of the late Houston and Eleanor Roach Morris. Her husband was the late Irvin Roach. She is survived by one son, Edward Roach of Dundock, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. James W. Morris, Mrs. Edith Lamm and Mrs. Morton Gibson, all of Stanardsville; one sister, Mrs. Clarence Collier of Ruckersville; 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lydia Pentecostal Church of which she was a member with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Edwin (Buzzy) Deane will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 this evening at the Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Nov. 4, 2001
RALPH ROACH
Ralph Roach, 79, of Earlysville passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2001 at the University of Virginia Hospital. Mr. Roach was born Aug. 6, 1922, in Elkton, son of the late Noah and Clayrinda Morris Roach. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Carl, Larry, Sam, Hubert and William Roach; and five sisters, Etta Lamb, Iona Roach, Dora Lamb, Addie Lamb and Vernie Breeden. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Fannie B. Roach of Earlysville; a brother, Ray Roach of Earlysville and a number of nieces and nephews. He was retired from the Virginia Department of Forestry after 28 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. A funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Chapel in Quinque, with interment in Holly Memorial Gardens. Pastor Edwin "Buzzy" Deane will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque, is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Nov. 20, 2012
RAY ROACH

Ray Roach, 90, of Earlysville, Virginia, died on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at the Hospice House of Charlottesville. He was born on August 5, 1922, in Rockingham County, to the late Noah and Clairender Morris Roach. Mr. Roach served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He later went to work for the Virginia Department of Forestry and retired after 28 years of service. He was a very sociable and outgoing man that enjoyed woodworking and making birdhouses. He loved his pets, especially his cats, T, Tommy, Boss Hog and Roscoe but above all his love was in his family. He will always be remembered as a loving father and grandfather whose tender nature and witty personality will hold a special place in our hearts. He is survived by his children, Noah Roach and his wife, Betty, Buey "Pat" Roach and his wife, Joanne, Peggy "Suzie" Collier and her husband, Charles, and Greg Roach who took care of him unconditionally for the last fourteen years. Additional survivors include his grandchildren, Heather Kirby, Shana Collier and Tommie Roach. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Roach; his grandson, Josh Roach; and twelve siblings, his twin brother, Ralph, Sam, Larry, Hubert, William, Carl, Iona, Aretta, Vernie, Addie, Dora, and Polly. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Hospice of the Piedmont nurses, staff and volunteers for their love, care and support during these difficult times and also to Juraine Wampler and Sheila Chambers for their care at home during his last few days. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Buck Mountain Cemetery in Earlysville with Pastor Eddie Deane officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911. An online guestbook is available at www.ryanfuneral.com. Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is handling the arrangements.  NOTE:  married to Mary Ann Shifflett

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Aug. 27, 1998
RESSIE FAY ROACH
Ressie Fay Roach, 72, of Waynesboro, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 1996, at Augusta Medical Center. She was born April 21, 1926, in Greene County, a daughter of the late Ernest and Lona Morris Conley. Her husband was the late William D. Roach. She is survived by two sons, Larry N. Roach and his wife, Margaret, of Waynesboro and Isaac S. Roach and his wife, Geraldine, of Stanardsville; a daughter, Addie M. Shifflett and her husband, Jesse, of Earlysville; a sister, Thelma Grieman of York, Pa.; four brothers, Reese Conley, Richard Conley and Hoover Conley of Stanardsville; and Elmer Conley of York; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Mrs. Roach retired from Blue Ridge School and was a member of Nortonsville Pentecostal Church. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ryan Funeral Chapel in Quinque with interment in Pine Ridge Cemetery. The Rev. Oval Doval will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Ryan Funeral Home.

The Greene County Record, Greene Co., VA
REVS. KILLIS ROACH
Friday night, Feb. 6, 1931, Rev. Killis Roach departed this life at his home near Earlysville. He was sick only eight days. Dr. W.A. Kyger attended him. He had pneumonia. He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, three brothers and six children. Mr. Roach was born in Rockingham county in 1867. He married in this county, where he lived until 1929, when he located in Albemarle county near Earlysville. Mr. Roach was an ordained minister of the Valley Virginia conference and preached at several churches in the body. He organized High Point Christian church and was the minister there for a number of years. Mr. Roach was fearless. He would speak his sentiments in the presence of great men or small. He was a friend to the weak. Gifted as a speaker, he could have filled some pulpits where the remuneration would have been many times what he received, but he chose to work among his mountain folks, who liked to hear him preach. His body rests in Evergreen cemetery, where he was laid to rest in the presence of a large group of friends and relatives, who came to pay the last tribute of respect to one who for these many years went in and out among them. Burial service was conducted by Elder H.S. Knight, who was an intimate friend of the departed. Mr. E.Y. Vernone was the undertaker. One of His Friends.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Apr. 9, 1972
ROBERT D. ROACH
STANARDSVILLE - Robert Daniel Roach, 50, died yesterday in a Charlottesville hospital. He was born May 2, 1921, in Rockingham County, son of the late Joseph and Daisy Shifflett Roach. He is survived by his wife, Victoria Morris Roach of Stanardsville; a son, Joseph Roach of Stanardsville; five daughters, the Misses Alice, Barbara, Lucille, Kathy and Windy Roach at home, two brothers, Nathan and Orman Roach of York, Pa.; and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Morris of Stanardsville and Mrs. Jennie Roach of Dyke. The funeral will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Lydia Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Ryan-Estes Funeral Home of Stanardsville is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, May 5, 1972
ROBERT HENRY ROACH
Robert Henry Roach, 69, died at his home on Blenheim Avenue yesterday. He was the husband of the late Iva Mariam Roach. He was a retired Virginia State Highway Department employee and served in the Army from 1925 to 1930. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church at Free Union. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Georgie Shiflett of Charlottesville and Mrs. Ruth Thompson of Warrenton; two brothers, Willie Roach of Pamplin and Leslie Roach of Madisonville; four sisters, Mrs. Martha Lee and Miss Ida Roach of Madisonville, and Mrs. Sarah Lee and Mrs. Eula St. John of Charlotte Courthouse; and five grandsons. The funeral will be a 1 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methdist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Preddy-Teague Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Aug. 15, 1953
ROBERT JACKSON ROACH
STANARDSVILLE - Robert Jackson, 60, died at his home near Stanardsville yesterday following an illness of three years. He was a son of Charley Roach and the late Victoria Shifflett Roach, of near Lydia. Besides his father and his wife, Mrs. Lilly Morris Roach, Mr. Roach leaves a son, Kelly, of Baltimore, Mrd., and three daughters, Mrs. Flossie Roach, of Swift Run, Mrs. Gertie Morris of Stanardsville, and Mrs. Anna Thompson, of Chicago. Also surviving are three brothers, Talmadge Roach, High Top, Joseph of Charlottesville, and William of Stanardsville; three sisters, Miss Emma Roach, Mrs. Maynard Morris, and Mrs. Sarah Frazier, all of Stanardsville, and by 20 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the High Top Pentecostal Church with interment in the church cemetery.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jun. 13, 1998
ROOSEVELT ROACH
On Thursday, June 11, 1998, Roosevelt Roach, 77, of Alberene, went to be with the Lord after an extended illness. At the time of his death, Mr. and Mrs. Roach were residing with their daughter and her family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clacy Shifflett Roach and Charles Lewis Roach, and three brothers, Garfield, Elvin and Cecil Roach. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Estelle N. Roach; one daughter Janice "Jan" Radcliffe and her husband Michael of Charlottesville; one grandson, Matthew Radcliffe, one sister, Lena Moon of Charlottesville; two brothers, McKinley Roach, of Crozet and George Roach, of Scottsdale; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Roach served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, along with other military awards. He was a member of Alberene Baptist Church. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at Thacker Brothers Funeral Home, Scottsville, with the Rev. Robert G. Price and the Rev. Israel W. Stewart, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Alberene Cemetery, Alberene. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening 7 to 8 p.m. and other times at the residence of Mr. Roach's daughter.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Aug. 17, 1988,
ROY ROACH
Roy Roach, 79, of Nortonsville, died Monday, Aug. 15, 1988, at his home. Born May 6, 1909 in Greene County, he was the son of the late Rev. Killis Roach and Charlottes Morris Roach. Mr. Roach was a member of Bingham United Methodist Church in Nortonsville and a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Jennie Ann Roach of Nortonsville; two daughters, Mrs. Geneva R. Marshall of Charlottesville and Mrs. Glory R. Parrish of Oldhams; four granddaughters, Mrs. LaVerne Shifflett of Ruckersville, Mrs. Diane Bunyea of Troy, Miss Marcia Parrish of Oldhams and Mrs. Rebecca Sadler of Gwynn's Island; three great-grandchildren, Kelly Bunyea, Brandon Bunyea and Jessica Sadler; two sons-in-law, George Marshall and Rev. Eugene J. Parrish; two brothers, Mr. Jerney Roach of Earlysville and Mr. Theodore Roach of Mechanicsville; and a host of nieces, nephews and many, many friends. A funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Bingham United Methodist Church with the Revs. Albert Conley and Paul Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Gentry's United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 175 South Pantops Drive, Charlottesville, Va. 22902 or Bingham United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends 7 to 8 this evening at the Teague Funeral Home.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
RUBY MAE SHIFFLETT ROACH
Ruby May Roach, 66, of 2703 Sparrows Point Road, Edgemere, Maryland died Sunday at her home. Born in Albemarle County, daughter of the late Schofield and Susan Shifflett, she is survived by her husband, Mickey B. Roach, five sons, Roy F. Sandridge, Jr., James F. Sandridge, Robert C. Sandridge, Donald D. Roach and Robert E. Roach, all of Edgemere, Maryland; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Brooks and Mrs. Pearl Wilson, both of Edgemere; four brothers, Jake Shiflett of Crozet; Lynwood Shiflett of Charlottesville; Lawrence Shiflett of Crozet and Minor Shiflett of Crozet; ten grandchildren. Funeral Services Thursday, 1:00 p.m. at the Mt. Moriah Methodist Church with interment in the Church Cemetery. The Family will receive friends tonight from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Joseph W. Teague Funeral Home. NOTE - Robert E. Roach should be Roger.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Jan. 14, 2008
RUBY PEARL ROACH
Ruby Pearl Roach, 79, of Stanardsville went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, January 12, 2008. She passed peacefully at her home in the loving care of her daughters, granddaughter and grandson. She was born in Greene County, Virginia, on March 12, 1928, to the late Zadie Morris. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Roach; her loving sister, Blanche Collier; a special lifelong friend, Mary Dorcas Roach Smith. Ruby is survived by her daughters, Irene Shifflett and Patsy Conley, both of Stanardsville, Virginia, Joyce Conley of McGaheysville, Virginia; one son, Freddie Knight of Broadway, Virginia; one brother, Palmer Morris of Penn Laird, Virginia; two beloved sons-in-law, Mike Conley of Stanardsville, Virginia and Gene Conley of McGaheysville, Virginia; five grandchildren, Patricia Arrowood, Larry and Jonathan Shifflett, Michael and Jessica Conley: additional survivors include great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, including Janie and Selena Dean, her church family and many special lifelong friends too numerous to mention. Ruby loved life and people and was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a devout Christian woman who dedicated her life to her family and friends, to the Lord and to the church. She embraced all of those around her and never met a stranger who did not become an immediate friend. Our lives are so much richer for having known and been loved by her. The family expresses a heartfelt thank you to all of the friends and family who so generously gave of their time and money to assure that Ruby had the rich life on earth that she deserved. The family would also like to thank her physician, Dr. John McGovern, the Martha Jefferson Health Care Nurses, Vickie and the Greene County Pharmacy for all of their care and support of Ruby. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2008, at the Ryan Funeral Home. Interment will follow at High Top Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Stanardsville Fire Hall immediately following the interment. Ruby often commented that during her life she had received many beautiful flowers from her loved ones and that she needed no more at her death. Those who knew and loved Ruby know that she received her final reward. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Aug. 7, 2001
RUSSELL LEE ROACH
Russell Lee Roach, 87, of Stanardsville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at Evergreene Nursing Care. He was born Dec. 24, 1913, in Rockingham County, a son of the late John Wesley and Edith Gentry Roach. He also was preceded in death by his wives, Nellie Frances Roach and Gertie Morris Roach, and by 13 brothers and a sister. He is survived by two sons, David L. Roach Sr. and his wife, Donna, of Stanardsville, and Buddy D. Roach of Elkton; a brother, Archie E. Roach of Stanardsville; and three sisters, Elizabeth Comer of Harrisonburg, Geraldine Black of Penn Laird, and Edith Mills of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and by four grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ryan Funeral Chapel in Quinque, with Pastor Wendell Lamb officiating. Interment will be in Shady Bottom family cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home, or at the home of David L. Roach Sr. at any time. The family would like to thank the staff of Evergreene Nursing Care for taking such good care of Mr. Roach these last few years.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Dec. 11, 1993
RUTH ROACH KNIGHT
Ruth Roach Knight, 66, of Charlottesville died Friday, Dec. 10, 1993 in a local hospital. Born in Greene County on April 7, 1927, she was the daughter of the late William L. and Mary Ann Roach. She was the wife of Joseph L. Knight for 43 years before his death in 1989. Mrs. Knight retired from Frank Ix & Sons after 43 years of service. She was also a member of Cecil Mission Episcopal Church. Survivors include her two children Larry Knight and Peggy Woodson of Charlottesville; three brothers, Wilbert, Leroy and Theodore Roach, all of Stanardsville, one sister, Laura Morris of Elkton; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Kimberly Kay Knight and two sisters, Charlottes Shifflett and Margie Jean Roach. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Teague Chapel with Johnny Roach officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Teague Funeral Home.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, May 29, 1975
SAMUEL C. ROACH
STANARDSVILLE - Samuel Coleman Roach, 75, of Earlysville died Tuesday, May 27, 1975 in a Charlottesville hospital. Born in Rockingham County, he was the son of the late Noah Roach and Clara Morris Roach. He is survived by four brothers, William Roach of Dyke. Hubert Roach, Ray Roach, Ralph Roach all of Earlysville; five sisters, Mrs. Dora Lamb, Mrs. Vernie Breeden, and Miss Iona Roach all of Earlysville, and Mrs. Aretta Lamb of Strafford. Services 2:30 p.m. Friday, at Pine Ridge Church of the Brethren, with interment in church cemetery. The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
SAMUEL EDWARD ROACH
Samuel (Sam) Edward Roach, 53, of Crozet, died March 27, 1987, in Riverside Hospital in Newport News, Va. He was born June 9, 1932, in Albemarle County. He was the son of the late Lively Roach and Angnettie Frazier Roach. Surviving are his wife, Stella Roach of Crozet; one son, Carrol Roach of Richmond; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Roach Truckenmiller of Smithfield, and Kathy Knight of Crozet; one sister Kazzie Roach of Crozet; and one brother, David Roach of Crozet. He was a retired employee of Acme Visible Records in Crozet. He was a member of the Crozet Church of God. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Crozet Church of God, with the Rev. Don Brown and the Rev. Wayne Collier officiating. Interment will be in the Rockgate Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel. The family suggest donations be made to the Crozet Church of God.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jan. 2002
SARAH ROACH SHIFFLETT
Sarah Roach Shifflett, 90, of Elkton, formerly of Dyke, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1993, in Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Shifflett was born April 15, 1902, in Rockingham County, daughter of the late Daniel Scott and Hester Morris Roach. She had attended the Valley Life Church at Elkton. On Oct. 16, 1926, she married Zettie Shifflett who died in 1975. Mrs. Shifflett is survived by three sons, Nathan Shifflett, Dewey Shifflett, both of Dyke and Edward Shifflett of Elkton; three daughters, Madelyn Blose of Verona, Rose Dofflemeyer of Springfield and Betty Shifflett of Elkton, with whom she had lived for the past three years; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Friday at Evergreen Church of the Brethren at Dyke. The Revs. Johnny Roach and C. C. Kurtz will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 P.M. today at Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home in Elkton. Friends may also call at the home of Lonnie and Betty Shifflett in Elkton at any time.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
SHAWN TRAVIS ROACH
Shawn Travis Roach, 30, of Stanardsville died Wednesday July 30, 2003. He was born Dec. 12, 1972, in Charlottesville, a son of Teddy Roach of Zion Crossroads and Brenda Taylor of Stanardsville. He is also survived by a sister, Holly Marie Roach and her boyfriend, Richard Menter, of Stanardsville; a brother, Jeremy Rinaca and paternal grandparents, Gruver and Sylvia Taylor, all of Stanardsville; uncle, James Taylor and wife, Sonny, Reese Taylor and wife, Athena; aunts, Patsy Leonard and husband, Scott, Mary Darnell and husband, David, Connie Shifflett and husband, Jay; niece, Cierra Roach; nephew, Isaiah Mentor; four cousins, Damien Taylor, Alex and Timmy Taylor and Mandy Darnell; and a family friend, Margie Rowzie. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, August 1, 2003, at Ryan Funeral Chapel in Quinque, with the Rev. C.C. Kurtz officiating, interment will be in Holly Memorial Gardens in Charlottesville. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Ryan Funeral Home. There will be a gathering of the family and friends immediately following the service at Stanardsville Baptist Church.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Jul. 5, 1960
SIDNEY TILMAN ROACH
GEER - Sidney Tilman Roach of Geer died Saturday at his home. He was 42 years old. He was born March 27, 1918, in Greene County, the son of the late Andrew J. and Maggie Shifflett Roach. He is survived by a brother, Andrew Roach Jr. of Stanardsville; and three sisters, Mrs. Louise Harvey of Elkton, and Miss Naomi Roach and Miss Sarah Roach, both of Geer. A funeral service was held yesterday at High Top Pentecostal Church, Greene County, with burial in the church cemetery.

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SINA ANN SHIFFLETT ROACH
ROACH, SINA ANN age 58 yrs. of Harrisonburg, Va. died 17 Sep 1976. Born 10 Feb 1918 in Rockingham Co. d/o the late George W. & Alice Shifflett. Married James E. Roach in 1946. Daughters, Mrs. Junior Dean & Mrs. Billy Hilbert both of Elkton, Va. Son, Buddy W. Baugher of Shenandoah. Sisters, Mrs. Elvin Collier of Charlottesville & Bonnie Roach & Mrs. Frank Harlow both of Elkton. Brothers, Clarence O. Shifflett & Lonnie E. Shifflett both of Elkton. 10 grandchildren & a great grandchild. Burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jun. 15, 2001
SUSAN BELL ESTES ROACH
Susan Bell Roach, 73, of Barboursville, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at her home. She was born April 15, 1927, a daughter of the late James Floyd and Virgie Pearl Morris Estes. Her husband was the late Joseph Roach. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Sprouse; a brother, George Estes; and a grandson, Kenneth Roach. She is survived by two sons, Joseph Roach Jr. and his wife, Peggy, of Barboursville, and Charles Roach and special friend, Patty Graham, of Gordonsville; a sister, Gracie Shifflett of Stanardsville; a brother, Elsie Estes of Charlottesville; three grandchildren, Sherry Roach of Gordonsville, and Frances and Wayne Roach of Stanardsville; three great-grandchildren; and a number of relatives and friends. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Middle River Pentecostal Church with Pastor Edwin "Buzzy" Deane officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Oct. 25, 1991
TALLIE ASHBY ROACH
Tallie Asbby Roach, 82 of Stanardsville died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1991, in a Charlottesville hospital. Born March 26, 1908, in Greene County, he was the son of the late Valentine Roach and Marerva Morris Roach. He is survived by his wife, Vergie Roach; two daughters, Marie Shifflett of Ruckersville and Elizabeth Smith and her husband, Bobby; and three sons, Bill Roach and his wife, Liz; Enos Roach and his wife, Joyce; and Donald Wayne Roach and his wife, Marlene. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Jackie Shifflett, Gary Shifflett, Steve Shifflett, Vivian Knight, Dwayne Roach, Glen Roach, Valerie Thacker, Vanessa Thacker, Jeff Roach, and B.J. Smith; and 13 great-grandchildren, Travis Knight, Kirk Knight, Trevor Knight, Troy Shifflett, Brian Shifflett, Anthony Shifflett, Drew Shifflett, Delissa Shifflett, Rodney Roach, Dereck Thacker, Daniel Thacker, Heather Thacker and Matthew Roach. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in Middle River Pentecostal Church with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Oral W. Dovel will officiate.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Nov. 22, 1982
TALMAGE ROACH
Rev. Talmage Roach, 82, of Stanardsville died yesterday at his home. He was born in Rockingham County, son of the late Charlie and Victoria Roach. His wife was the late Mary Ann Roach. Surviving are one daughter, Darcas Roach of Stanardsville; one brother, Joe Roach of Barboursville; one grandson. Mr. Roach was in the ministry for over 50 years. Funeral arrangements by the Ryan Funeral Home are incomplete.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Nov. 23, 1982
TALMAGE ROACH
Funeral services for Rev. Roach will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Geer Pentecostal Church. Interment in High Top Pentecostal. The Rev. Jesse Shifflett will officiate. Family requests memorials be made to the Greene Co. Rescue Squad. Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque, in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Dec. 12, 2003
THEODORE ROACH
Theodore Roach, 73, of Stanardsville, passed away December 10, 2003, at a Charlottesville hospital. He was born May 29, 1930, a son of the late William Luther and Mary Ann Roach. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by three sisters, Charlotte Louise Shifflett, Ruth Inez Knight and Margorie Jean Roach and a grandson, Shawn Travis Roach. He is survived by his wife, Corenia Meadows Roach; a son, Ted Roach and a daughter, Connie Diane Shifflett and husband Jay; two brothers, Wilbert Samuel Roach and wife, Ruby and William Leroy Roach and wife, Edith; a sister, Laura Isabel Morris and husband, Billy; two grandchildren, Holly Marie Roach and Jessica Renee Roach; two great-grandchildren, Cierra Dawn Roach and Isaiah Ryan Minter. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ryan Funeral Chapel in Quinque, with interment in Holly Memorial Gardens. Pastor Edwin "Buzzy" Deane will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Ryan Funeral Chapel.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jun. 2, 2003
THEODORE ROACH, SR.
Theodore Roach Sr., "Shorty," 90, of Kembridge, Va., formerly of Richmond, departed this life to be with his Lord Saturday, May 31, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Agnes Shifflett Roach; three sons, A.J. Roach, of Kembridge, Douglas Roach and his wife, Carol, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., and Theodore Roach Jr., and his wife, Joan, of New Kent; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two grandsons. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Helen Powers and her husband, James, and Ruth Paradise and her husband, Louis; brothers-in-law, Rev. Emmett Shifflett and his wife, Lucy, and Julian Shifflett and his wife, Geneva, both of Baltimore, Md.; devoted nieces, especially Lillian Roach, Virginia Breeden and Helen Benson, all of Earlysville, Va. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Willie, Alex, Jerney, and Roy Roach; and sister, Mary Roach. He was a former member of the Richmond Baptist Temple and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, South Hill, Va. Friends may call at the Nelson Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave. 6 to 8 p.m. today, and where funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Taberbacle Baptist Church, South Hill, Va.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Jul. 18, 1986
THEORA W. ROACH
Theora Winter Roach, 81, of Stanardsville, died July 17, 1986, at home. She was born April 15, 1905, in Rockingham County, daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Maggie Shifflett Roach. She is survived by one son, Randolph N. Roach of Stanardsville; five nieces, Marie Worley, Georgianna Lamm, Ruby collier, Helen Morris, and Lucille Shifflett; one nephew, George Harvey Jr. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at High Top Pentecostal Church, interment will be held in the church cemetery with J.W. Roach and Ellis Roach officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at the Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Feb. 22, 2003
THOMAS LEE ROACH SR.
Thomas Lee Roach Sr., of Stanardsville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003. We pray you are ready to join them. He was born Oct. 5, 1947, in Albemarle County, the son of the late Berman Collier and Rachel R. Moubray. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 35 years, Gladys M. Roach; three children, Georgie A. North and her husband, Steve, of Ruckersville, Thomas L. Roach, II and his wife, Leslie, of Stanardsville, and Diane M. Vranches and her husband, John of Ruckersville; three grandchildren, Julie Marie Vranches, Alexis Michelle Roach, and John Joseph Lamb; three adopted grandchildren, Christopher, Anthony, and Nicholas Lamb; and two special children that were dear to his heart, Johanna Ecochard of Norfolk, and Daniel Haney of Ruckersville; a sister, Anna M. Stanley of Orange; two brothers, Michael L. Moubray of Orange, and Larry Collier of North Carolina; a host of nieces and nephews; and three special long time friends, William "Bill" Lamb of Earlysville, Larry Rogers of Orange, and Dave Shifflett of Stanardsville. He faithfully attended Solid Rock Full Gospel Church in Barboursville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at the Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, in the Ryan Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Larry J. Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Garden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to, Solid Rock Full Gospel Church, Building Fund, 3580 Spotswood Trail, Barboursville, Va. 22923 or American Home-patient, C/O Jona, 1155 Fifth St., Charlottesville, Va. 22902.

Unknown newspaper, (either Daily Progress or Greene Co. Record)
VALENTINE T. ROACH
STANARDSVILLE - Valentine T. Roach, 80, died Sunday at his home at High Top. He was a native of Green County. Surviving are a son, Tallie Roach, of Elkton; and four daughters, Mrs. George Beasley, Mrs. Oscar Shifflett, Mrs. Jesse Morris and Mrs. Talmadge Roach, all of Geer. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from High Top Pentecostal Church, with his son-in-law, the Rev. Talmadge Roach officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jun. 7, 1980
VERNIE ROACH BREEDEN
Vernie Roach Breeden, 74, of Rt. 1, Earlysville died in a Charlottesville Hospital Friday Morning. She was born in Rockingham County, June 18, 1905, daughter of the late Noah and Clarinda Morris Roach and was the widow of Luther Breeden. She was a member of Pine Ridge Church of the Brethren. Surviving are four sons, Troy V. Breeden of Earlysville, Harold J. Breeden of Charlottesville, William B. Breeden and Alvin E. Breeden both of Earlysville; four daughters, Mrs. Mavis B. Collier, Mrs. Betty B. Shifflett, Mrs. Irene B. Roche all of Earlysville, Pansy B. Terry of Shipman; three sisters, Mrs. Addie Lam of Stanardsville, Aretta Lam of Stafford, Iona Roach of Earlysville; four brothers, William Roach of Dyke, Hubert Roach, Ralph Roach, Ray Roach, all of Earlysville; sixteen grand and two great-grandchildren. Funeral will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the Pine Ridge Church of the Brethren, Rev. Richard Keller officiating with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at the Joseph W. Teague Funeral Home.

The Greene County Record, Greene Co., VA, Thu, Dec. 1, 1960
VERNIE P. ROACH
Mrs. Oscar Solomon Shifflett died suddenly at her home in Stanardsville Sunday, November 27,. She was 58 years of age. The former Vernie V. Roach, she was the daughter of the late Valentine T. & Minerva Roach. She leaves her husband, Oscar Shifflett; three sons, Tallie Shifflett of Stanardsville, Earl Shifflett of Geer, and Talmadge Shifflett of Akron, Ohio; one brother Tallie Roach of Stanardsville, three sisters; Mrs. Mary Roach, Mrs. Mrs. Ethel Beasley, and Mrs. Virgie Morris, all of Geer and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at two o’clock in the High Top Pentecostal Church with interment in the church cemetery. NOTE: Not sure why she is listed as Mrs. Oscar Solomon Shifflett because her husbands name was William Oscar Shifflett.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Thu, Feb. 24, 2011
VERGIE MAY MORRIS ROACH
Vergie May Morris Roach, 94, of Stanardsville, went to be with the Lord Feb. 22, 2011. Vergie was born July 16, 1916, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late William Morris and Edna Walton Morris and wife of the late Tallie A. Roach. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Marie Shifflett and Elizabeth Smith, nine brothers and five sisters. She was a member of the Middle River Pentecostal Church. Vergie was a devoted mother, grandmother and a friend to all. She was the oldest of 15 children with one surviving sister, Esther. Vergie was a homemaker, loving to care for others. She will be remembered for her cooking, sewing, love for everyone and most of all her walk with God. Her happiest childhood days were spent in Sandy Bottom Hollow in Elkton. She is survived by three sons, Bill Roach and wife, Liz, of Ruckersville, Wayne Roach and wife, Marlene, and Enos Roach, all of Stanardsville. Surviving grandchildren are Jackie, Gary and Steve Shifflett, Vivian Knight, Glen Roach, Valerie Thacker, Vanessa Thacker, Dwayne Roach, Jeff Roach and BJ Smith; 17 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews; a special little boy, Caleb Deane; a special little girl, Valorie Hyatt; and a dear loved one, JoAnna McInturff. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at the Middle River Pentecostal Church conducted by Pastor G.W. Birdsong with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Aug. 27, 2006
VURN CASPER ROACH
Vurn Casper Roach, 72, of Unionville, died Friday, August 25, 2006, at his residence. He was born June 15, 1934, in Greene County, and was the son of the late William T. Roach and Georgia Anna Crawford Roach and husband of the late Marie Lucille Roach. Mr. Roach was a former employee of Bartlett Tree Service for many years. He is survived by two daughters, Jo Ann Proffitt of Orange, Alise M. Cooper and her husband, Robert, of Unionville; two sisters, Sterling Barringer and her husband, Lee, Geraline Roach, all of Unionville; three grandchildren, David Vurn Roach of Honaker, Robert M. Cooper II and Patrick Henry Cooper, both of Orange; three great-grandchildren, Katlyn Ann Proffitt, Virginia Grace Cooper and Robert M. Cooper III. He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, David Proffitt; three sisters, Rachael Moubray, Hattie Moon and Nay Morris; and a granddaughter, Ann Marie Proffit. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2006, at Preddy Funeral Home in Orange, with interment in Graham Cemetery officiated by Pastor John Hodgens. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Monday, August 28, 2006, at the funeral home.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Dec. 6, 2000
WARREN LEE ROACH
Warren Lee Roach, 55, of Ruckersville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at his home. He was born Feb. 26, 1945, in Rockingham County, a son of the late Wilmer S. and Minnie Collier Roach. He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Roach of Ruckersville; a son, Warren Scott Roach and his wife, Sharon, of Ruckersville; and three grandchildren, Scottie Roach Jr., Travis Roach and Tyler Roach, all of Ruckersville. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Jun. 22, 2009
WILBERT SAMUEL ROACH
Wilbert Samuel Roach, 84, of Stanardsville, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2009, at his residence. He was born December 26, 1924 in Greene County, the son of the late William Luther Roach and Mary Ann Roach. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Theodore Roach; three sisters, Charlotte Shifflett, Ruth Knight and Margorie Roach. Wilbert is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Ruby Roach; two sons, Fred Roach and his wife, Wanda, of Ruckersville, and Gary Roach and his wife, Wanda, of Barboursville; one brother, Leroy Roach; one sister, Isabell Morris; three grandchildren, Gary, Larry and Lisa; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Breanna; a special nephew, Leabert Wayne Deane; and a host of nieces and nephews; many friends and good neighbors. Will be missed by all! Wilbert retired from Badger Fire Extinguisher after 18 years of service. He also was employed for a number of years at Crouse Hinds and was employed at Frank Ix for 23 years. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army after three years of service. His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at Ryan Funeral Home conducted by the Reverend Eddie Dean. Interment will follow at the Holly Memorial Gardens cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2009, at the funeral home. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
See wife Ruby's obit

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Dec. 19, 1982
WILLIAM A. ROACH
William Alex Roach, 50, of Dyke, died Friday in a Charlottesville hospital. He was born in Albemarle County, the son of the late William Smith Roach and Nellie M. Roach. He is survived by his wife, Doris Morris Roach; three daughters, Patricia Ann Roach, Norma Kim Roach, and Melissa Kaye Morris, all of Dyke; one sister, Phyllis Shifflett; one brother, Aubrey N. Roach of Dyke; and four grandchildren. He was employed at Blue Ridge School, Dyke. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Evergreen Church of the Brethren, Dyke. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The Rev. C.C. Kurtz and the Rev. Elbet Conley will officiate. The family will be at the Ryan Funeral Home at Quinque from 5 - 7 p.m. tonight.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Jan. 9, 1985
WILLIAM D. ROACH
William Dewey Roach, 70, of Rt. 1, Stanardsville, died Tuesday, in a Charlottesville hospital. He was born Sept. 1, 1914, in Rockingham Co., son of the late Noah and Clara Morris Roach. Surviving are his wife, Ressie Conley Roach; two sons, Larry N. Roach of Crimora and Isaac S. Roach of Stanardsville; one daughter, Addie M. Shifflett of Earlysville; three brothers, Ralph Roach and Hubert Roach, all of Earlysville; two sisters, Iona Roach of Earlysville and Addie Lamb of Stanardsville; five grandchildren. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Nortonsville Pentecostal Church. Interment will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery, the Rev. Jesse Shiflett and J.W. Roach will officiate. The family will receive friends this evening and Thursday evening from 7 to 8 at the Ryan Funeral Home at Quinque.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Feb. 15, 1970
WILLIAM GLENN ROACH
A funeral will be at noon tomorrow at First Bible Baptist Church in Stanardsville for William G. Roach, with burial in the family cemetery near Ruckersville. Mr. Roach died Friday. Ryan Funeral Home in Stanardsville is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Feb. 14, 1970
WILLIAM GLENN ROACH
STANARDSVILLE - William Glenn Roach died yesterday in a Charlottesville hospital. He was 19. Born Oct. 26, 1950 in Greene County, he was the son of Mrs. Carrie Shifflett Roach and the late Andrew R. Roach. Besides his mother, he is survived by three brothers, Charles Roach of Richmond, James Roach of Millersburg, Pa., and Alton Roach of Stanardsville; and six sisters, Mrs. Lena Woodson of Charlottesville, Mrs. Thelma Morris of Richmond, and Mrs. Vergie Deane, Mrs. Dora Roach, Mrs. Virginia Snow, and Mrs. Edith Conley of Stanardsville. Ryan funeral Home in Stanardsville is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jun. 28, 1982
WILLIAM LUTHER ROACH
William Luther Roach, 84, of Rockingham County, son of the late Charlie and Victoria S. Roach. His wife was the late Mary Ann Roach. Surviving are three sons, William S. Roach, m Theodore Roach and William Leroy Roach, all of Stanardsville; three daughters, Ruth Knight of Charlottesville, Charlotte Shifflett of Madison, Laura Williams of Elkton; two brothers, Talmage Roach of Stanardsville and Joe Roach of Barboursville; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Evergreen Church of the Brethren at Dyke, the Rev. C.C. Kurtz will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Ryan Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, May 18, 2008
WILLIAM RALPH ROACH
William Ralph Roach, 75, of Crozet, passed away Thursday, May 15. 2008 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Born August 4, 1932, in High Top, Virginia, he was the son of the late, Benny Lay Roach and Mary Ellen Morris Roach. He was also preceded in death by a son, Israel Roach; a sister, Noana Morris; a brother, Randy Roach; a special niece, Lisa Shifflett; and two great-grandchildren, Amber Ramirez and Allen Cochran. William was a Home Improvement roofer. Surviving him are his wife of 55 years, Letha Conley Roach of Crozet; two daughters, Kathy Cochran and her husband, Sam, of Stanardsville and Margie Shifflett and her husband, Stanley, of Ruckersville; three sons, Andrew Roach and his wife, Wanda, of Charlottesville, Ralph Roach and his fiance', Lorraine, of Crozet and Jason Roach and his fiance', Sheila, of Scottsville; two special nephews, Melvin and Cledius Conley; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Thurley Moore and Alice Glover; and two brothers, Philbert Roach, and Joe Roach. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Marissa of Hospice. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at the Hill and Wood Funeral Home, with the Reverend Don Hellms officiating. Interment will be at Bacon Hollow Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. on Monday, May 19, 2008, at the funeral home. Friends may sign the online register book at www.hillandwood.com.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Aug. 6, 1997
WILLIAM ROACH
William Thaniel Roach, 98, of Village Road, Unionville, Orange County, died Monday, Aug, 4, 1997, at his residence. He was born Aug. 15, 1898 in Greene County to the late James "Jimmy" Roach and Hattie Priscilla Morris Roach. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Anna Crawford Roach, three daughters, Rachel Moubray, Hattie Moon and Nay Morris; four brothers; one sister; and two grandchildren. He was a retired tree surgeon and a member of the High Top Pentecostal Church, Greene County. He is survived by two daughters, Geraline Roach and Sterling Barringer, both of Unionville; two sons, Vurn C. Roach of Unionville, Thomas L. Roach Sr. of Greene County; seven grandsons, seven granddaughters, a number of great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997, at 2 p.m. at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel, Orange, with interment at Graham Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Preddy Funeral Chapel, Orange.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jun. 11, 1966
WILLIAM SMITH ROACH
DYKE - William Smith Roach, 66, died today at a Charlottesville hospital. He was born Feb. 134, 1900 in Greene County, son of the late Charlotte Morris Roach and Kellis Roach. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nellie Roach of Dyke; two sons, Aubrey Newton Roach and William Alex Roach, both of Dyke; one daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Shifflett of Stanardsville; four brothers, Alexandria Roach and Journey Roach of Earlysville, Ray Roach of Stanardsville and Theodore Roach of Richmond; a sister, Mrs. Mary Roach of Lydia; and seven grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Bingham Methodist Church, Dyke, to which he belonged. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Dyke. The Ryan Funeral Home of Stanardsville is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Jul. 17, 1970, Charlottesville, VA
WILMER SCOTT ROACH
RUCKERSVILLE - Wilmer Scott Roach, 46, died yesterday at his home here. He was a carpenter for the Long Construction Co. in Charlottesville. Born Dec. 7, 1923, in Rockingham County, he was the son of the late John and Mary Gentry Roach. Nr, Roach is survived by his stepmother, Mrs. Pearl Roach of Penn Laird in Rockingham County, his wife, Minnie Roach of Ruckersville; a son, Warner Roach of Ruckersville; two daughters, Madeline Shifflett of Lynchburg and Mrs. Geneva Knight of Quinque. Also surviving are six brothers, Ellis and Luther Roach of Stanardsville, Mannie and Russell Roach of Swift Run, Ben and Gilbert Roach of Harrisonburg; three sisters, Mrs. Geraldine Black, Mrs. Elizabeth Cormer and Mrs. Edith Mills, all of Penn Laird; and four grandchildren. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Roach home with burial in Holly Memorial Gardens. The Ryan Funeral Home in Stanardsville is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Dec. 24, 1972
WILSON ROACH
Funeral services will be held for Wilson Roach, 59, of Crozet, at the Prize Hill Church 3 p.m. today, the Rev. Wayne Collier officiating. Burial will follow at the Mission Home Cemetery. Mr. Collier, a retired farm worker, died Friday in his Buck Mountain Road home. Survivors include three sisters, Miss Zula Roach, Miss Kizzie Roach and Mrs. Allie R. Pritt of Crozet; four brothers, Lee J., David E., and Samuel of Crozet and Mickey B. of Baltimore.
NOTE - Mr. Collier appeared in the original obit. Note: Tombstone has death date as Dec 22, 1972

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Sep. 18, 1977
ZULA ZURAL ROACH
CROZET - Miss Zula Zural Roach, 59, died in a Charlottesville hospital Friday night. She was born April 10, 1918, in Charlottesville. She was the daughter of the late Lively and Angie Frazier Roach. Surviving are three brothers, Mickey B. Roach of Baltimore, Dave E. Roach of Crozet, and Samuel E. Roach of Crozet, two sisters Mrs. Alzura Pritt, of Crozet, Miss Kizzie Roach of Crozet. She was a retired employee of Morton Frozen Foods. She was a babysitter. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church with the Rev. Herbert Frazier and the Rev. Wayne Collier officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday night from 7:30 till 0 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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