Funeral and cremation

Dodd Payne Hess Funeral Home


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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.





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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

Service room at Dodd Payne Hess Funeral HomeAt 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

Front exterior building at Dodd Payne Hess Funeral HomeOur 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.

Gathering spaces

Chapel at Dodd Payne Hess Funeral HomeWe 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.

Grief 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.

Planning experts

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.


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