The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 2, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013


Carol Ann Roach Montgomery

GRASSY MEADOWS — Carol Ann Roach Montgomery, 68, of Grassy Meadows, left this world to spend eternity with her Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, October 31, 2013.

Born May 15, 1945, in Meadow Bridge, she was the daughter of the late Hensley and Alpha Patton Roach.

Carol was a homemaker and a member of the Elton Community Church where she enjoyed playing the piano. She enjoyed working auctions and spending time with family and friends, especially keeping up with her husband of 25 years, Robert. Carol was a loving and fun wife, mother and grandmother who lived to spend time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother Chester L. Roach; a sister Sandra K. Roach; and a special nephew, Kevin Roach; and her grandparents Bob Roach and Kenzie and Stella Patton.

Survivors include her beloved husband Robert Gray Montgomery; three sons Douglas Michael Church and wife Tammy of Grassy Meadows, Jason Lee Church of Loops Road and Leslie E. Church and companion, Rachel, of Sam Black; two stepsons Terry Montgomery and wife Maudee of Grassy Meadows and Tracy Montgomery and wife Misti of Athens, Ohio; stepdaughter Tina Montgomery of Grassy Meadows; one sister Norma Patterson and husband Lawrence of Waynesville, Ohio; one sister-in-law Brenda Rice Roach of Meadow Bridge; 16 grandchildren Jamie Fleshman, Megan Cline, Autumn Neely, Chandra Church, Davey Church, Ryan Church, Lauren Montgomery, Makayla Church, Amanda Church, Braydon Montgomery, Amber Whitt, Brody Montgomery, Jacob Whitt, Jada Church, Sierra Withers, and Nick Mospan; and three great-grandchildren Kendal Grimmett, Austin and Konner Fleshman.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, November 3, in the Elton Community Church with Pastor Roger Thornton Jr. and Pastor Clay O’Dell officiating. Burial will follow in the Lewis Family Cemetery at Grassy Meadows.

Friends may call one hour before the service from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church.

Online condolences at

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

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