Alton Roach, 63, of Stanardsville died on Tuesday,
December 28, 2010 at his residence. He was born on
July 8, 1947 in Greene County to the late Andrew and
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Doris
Roach, two sons, Chad and his wife Becky, 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 PA 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 on Thursday,
December 30, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ryan
Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville,
A funeral service will be held on Friday,
December 31, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Stanardsville United
Methodist Church with the Rev. Catharine Guest
Interment will follow in 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.
The family would like to thank Martha Jefferson
Hospital Cancer Center, Dr. Gordon Morris and his
staff and Hospice of the Piedmont for their
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in
his name to American Cancer Society,
1445 Rio Rd E Ste 104 Charlottesville, VA
Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Way,
Suite 300 Charlottesville, VA 22911 and/or
Stanardsville United Methodist Church, PO Box 740
Stanardsville, VA 22973.
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is handling the