History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our Inception 

The Fraley Funeral Home was established in 1972 after previosly being known as the Thrush & Fraley Funeral Home. J. Thomas Fraley, Owner and founder, came to Moorefield in December 1969 as an employee of the Thrush Funeral Home. In the spring of 1970 a new entity of the Thrush & Fraley Funeral Home was spawned after terms were reached with the owner. 

In 1972 a complete buyout of the Thrush portion of the establishment was completed and thus the Fraley Funeral Home was born. 

The Fraley family and the Fraley Funeral Home have served families of the South Branch Valley for over thirty years with old traditions but now using new technologies. 

The innovations of today will allow us to provide to the families we serve the newest and most up to date funeral practices and merchandise.

Our Valued Staff

  • Jeffrey A. Fraley, CFSP

    Jeffrey A. Fraley, CFSP, LIC, Managing Director

    Jeffrey Fraley, CFSP (Certified Funeral Service Practioner) is a 1997 Honors Graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science with an Associates Degree in Funeral Service Arts and Science. He is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in West Virginia and is licensed to sell preneed funerals. He is married to the former Angela Riggleman and they have two children. They are all members of the Moorefield Presbyterian Church where Jeff is an inactive Elder and Deacon.

    Jeff is a Past President and member of the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Company, the Chairman of the Moorefield Planning Commission and the Past President and member of the Board of Directors of Grant Memorial Hospice. He is a veteran of the US Coast Guard, a Life Member of the Denney-Moyers-Pratt Post #9606 V.F.W.; a Life Member of the John M. Golliday Post #64 American Legion and a member of the Hardy County Voiture #1623, 40 & 8.

    He is the Past President of the WV Funeral Directors Association Board of Directors and the WV Preneed Funeral Trust Board of Directors. He currently serves as the Policy Board Representative for West Virginia on the National Funeral Director's Association's National Policy Board.

  • J. Thomas  Fraley

    J. Thomas Fraley, Founder

    Our founder and father departed us in July 2015.

    J. Thomas Fraley, was a 1960 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Embalming and was a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in West Virginia. He has left behind his wife, Pattie Applegate; his five children; five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Tom was a past member of the LIONS Club, past Mayor of Moorefield, and an Honorary member of the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Company.

  • Loring L. Hines, Jr.

    Loring L. Hines, Jr., Funeral Director

    Loring is a 1951 graduate of Moorefield High School and a 1953 graduate of Potomac State College. He attended West Virginia University for two years before graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1958. He started his funeral directing career at the Hawkins Funeral Home in Bluefield, WV and has worked in the Welch, Grafton and finally in the Elkins area at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home where he retired in 1997. Loring moved back to Moorefield to care for his aging parents who have since passed away. He brings 60 years of experience to the Fraley Funeral Home Staff.

  • Melinda  Sherman

    Melinda Sherman, Funeral Attendant

  • Angela R. Fraley

    Angela R. Fraley, Receptionist/Executive Assistant

    Angie is the wife of Jeffrey A. Fraley and the mother of Zoe & Quincy. She assists with the day to day operations of the business and assists with the production of the video tributes used by the funeral home. She also is overseeing the new Laser Engraving Operations at the funeral home.

  • Mike  Simmons

    Mike Simmons, Funeral Attendant/Driver

  • Terry P. Hardy

    Terry P. Hardy, Funeral Attendent

  • Marsha Shockey

    Marsha Shockey, Funeral Attendant