Dodd Payne Hess Funeral Home, located in Fayetteville, West Virginia, provides personal care as we design funeral and memorial services for families in Fayette County. Since 1930, we have assisted our friends and neighbors through the emotionally difficult stages of life.
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Beautiful views
- Piano/organ on site
- Reserved veteran parking
- Coffee lounge
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
Services available to support planning events
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Popular music selections
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Incense burning
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Comfort and support
At Dodd Payne Hess, our funeral directors and support staff feel that serving families is a sacred privilege. We understand the loss of a loved one is a personal experience. That's why we focus our energy on providing compassion and understanding care that you can rely on—a heartfelt promise we've kept to Fayetteville-area families since we opened our doors. Upon entering, you are welcomed in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere.
We honor veterans
Dodd Payne Hess Funeral Home understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.
Honor life's journey
At Dodd Payne Hess Funeral Home, we offer more than a welcoming place to host funeral and cremation services. We believe every life is unique and should be celebrated in a way that will honor that uniqueness.
Whether you have an immediate need or wish to plan ahead a funeral, our dedicated team will guide you through every step of the planning process. We'll listen to your wishes and plan a tribute that celebrates life in a respectful way. It's our hope these services will provide you with the peace to begin the healing process.
Historic funeral home
Our beautiful funeral home in Fayetteville is housed in a 3-story building showcasing late-Victorian architecture. The original structure was built in 1888 as a home for Colonel St. Clair, a C&O Railroad attorney, and then later sold to J.D. Boone, a coal magnate and direct descendant of the legendary Daniel Boone.
At one time, the land now occupied by our funeral home was the site of a Union fort during the Civil War. In addition, visitors will find a natural stone wall with iron gates that grace the front lawns, while a meandering walkway lined with hydrangeas leads you to the front drive.
We are proud of our history and honor our heritage by preserving our funeral home's features. Most of the building's original charm remains intact, including hand-painted murals on the walls and ceilings. On the 1st floor, you'll find spacious, comforting rooms for services.
Our chapel seats 125 people, with an overflow area that can be used if extra seating is necessary. These spaces provide families both ample space and intimate areas, so they can receive comfort and support.
Dodd Payne Hess Funeral Home also sponsors the ANGEL Program (Acknowledge, Nurture, Grow, Embrace, Life). The program was established in 2002, and caters to those who have suffered the loss of a spouse and is open to anyone in the area.
Our ANGEL group meets monthly from April to December on the 2nd Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the Fayetteville Church of God Fellowship Center. We also host speakers who discuss a variety of subjects, and we periodically take field trips. This program allows us to offer continued support to the community during this difficult experience.
We know the difficulties associated with planning a memorable funeral or cremation service. Our caring staff is ready to answer all your questions and address any concerns. Feel free to contact Dodd Payne Hess Funeral Home for more information or to schedule a tour of our funeral home in Fayetteville.
"Very kind and genuine funeral home to deal with. Went above and beyond . Couldn't ask for nicer people to deal with."
"Very caring and helpful in such a difficult time"
Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer
"Though it was a time of sadness for my family, it was a relief to know our needs were met without worry."
"DID EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO DO WHAT WE ASKED OF THEM WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND"