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Conner Bowman History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Families choose us because we are experts in the field, committed to excellence in service and possess the highest level of integrity.

Welcome to Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Home. We are proud to announce that 100 percent of our business is now locally owned and managed. The citizens of Franklin County now have another option for a locally owned funeral home.

Adam Haymore Obituary

We have completed renovations to our funeral home and now offer everything on one level. We have moved our arrangement room and selection room to the first floor of the building making it more accessible to the families we serve. We have also installed the Family Advisor system from Aurora Casket Company. This will give our families the opportunity to see caskets and vaults without going into the selection room if they are uncomfortable. We still offer our full selection room if a family would prefer seeing the caskets in full view.


We have replaced all of the furniture and painted the interior and some exterior of the funeral home and upgraded our chapel. We now offer video recordings of each service and offer video memorials to each family.

Conner-Bowman Funeral Home and Crematory is now open for business on Route 220 at the intersection of Wirtz Road. This is a state of the art facility offering 11,000 square feet of space to assist our families in their time of need. Having the largest and most modern facilities in the county will allow us the flexibility to serve each family as if they were the only family we were serving at any time. We offer the County’s first on-site crematory which is located in the main funeral home, large spacious viewing rooms, the county’s largest chapel (with seating up to 200) a separate family room, a family lounge and a children’s room. Our state-of-the art audio and video systems and instrumentation, including the Allen Organ or Roland Digital Piano, are available to you.


We offer many services, including traditional, cremation, full-service, direct, or memorial services. We will arrange these services for you at one of our chapels, or at a place that you choose. This could be a community center, church, or family home. We handle all of the filings of veteran forms, offer the availability of Military Honors at the graveside and provide a flag for all honorable discharged veterans.

As an added service to the families we serve, we provide a dove at the graveside for each family at no additional cost. This is our way of giving back to each family. We offer the dove release after the memorial service for families who choose cremation. This is done in front of our funeral homes. We also offer a video tribute without a limit to the number of photos as long as they will fit on a disk. This service is also offered at no charge.


It is the little things that makes the difference in funeral services, such as water at the graveside that our staff hands out, or the warmth of the lap robes that we place on the family during the winter months, the hand fans on those hot days or even opening a door. While we strive to provide the best service, listening to and taking the time to listen to families is our goal.

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We live by the Golden Rule and strive to serve others. We will serve each family with the dignity and respect which they deserve.


We have made sure that whatever the need is of the family, we have all of the tools in place to meet that need.


We have 25 dedicated staff members ready to serve at any hour of the day and the determination to treat every family as if it were their own. Lynch Conner Bowman and Conner Bowman are the funeral home you choose.


Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Home and Conner-Bowman Funeral Home and Crematory are operated as one funeral home offering the same professional service at both locations. Both facilities will have the same prices. Families who have pre-paid services at Lynch Funeral Home or Arrington Bussey Funeral Home will be able to use either one. Your Choice! You will pay the same price. Should you have your pre-paid funeral arrangements at another funeral home in Franklin County or another location, Virginia Law allows you to transfer these arrangements from one funeral home to another. We can take care of the transfer and you will never have to contact the original firm.


We welcome you to come see the changes we have made and to always remember that we will be there to help in your time of greatest need.


We are now proud members of the National Funeral Directors Association, Virginia Funeral Directors Association and the Independent Funeral Homes of Virginia. Locally, we are members of the Franklin County Retail Merchants Association.

Conner Bowman Valued Staff


Owner/Funeral Director

Victor Conner, a native of Covington in Virginia, is the son of Marvin C. Conner (late) and Ina deVenny Cales (late). He is the owner of Conner-Bowman Funeral Home & Crematory. He is also a member of Boones Mill United Methodist Church and the Boones Mill Lions Club. There he was awarded the Melvin Jones Award from Lions International. Conner-Bowman Funeral Home & Crematory’s Board of Directors. He is also the Past-President for the Blue Ridge Funeral Directors Association.



Owner/Funeral Director

Kevin Bowman hails from Franklin County. He was born in Callaway’s Monte Vista Church of the Brethren. He resides there today with his wife Celena Greer Bowlman, their daughter Julianne, Jonah, and Kendall.



Funeral director

Rodney was raised in Henry County. He graduated from Fieldale Collinsville High in 1975. He attended Patrick Henry Community College and then went on to graduate from Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science, Atlanta, GA.



Funeral director

We are happy to announce that Robert B. Burger Jr. (Bob), has been added to our team. Bob was formerly associated with Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Homes serving as Manager and General Manager for over 27 years.



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Hair Stylist


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Conner Bowman Contact and Locations


Conner-Bowman Funeral Home

62 Virginia Market Place Dr

Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Phone: 540-334-5151

Email: [email protected]

Lynch Conner-Bowman

Funeral Home

140 Floyd Ave.

Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Phone: 540-483-5533

Email: [email protected]

Conner Bowman Testimonials

It is our greatest pleasure to hear from families we’ve served after the service is over. Many people send us emails, letters and cards thanking them for their care and attention in their time of greatest need. These words are a warm reminder that we are here to help.

We are honored to have served your family. Please write your testimonial.

Conner Bowman Funeral Homes deserves a special thank you for their efforts to ensure that our family was taken care of in the final days ….. As difficult as these times are, it would have been even more difficult if they didn’t have caring people !!!!. God bless them all!

Faye Carter

Lynch Conner Bowman Funeral home has been the only funeral home that my family has used for as long as I can recall. Their dedication and commitment to the people has always been their number one priority. J.W. Hall, my husband of 51 year was my last. Hall, passed away April 4, 2013. Kevin Bowman held me hand and led me down the aisle after the service was over. He and his staff treated us as their own family. They catered to every need of mine, as well as my families. They will always be our first choice for burying loved ones.

Alice Faye Hall, Tim, Jody, Casey & Carla Hall

Conner Bowman Funeral Home staff showed incredible support, kindness, and respect during a difficult time for our family. They were able to help us navigate the details with compassion and care for both our immediate family members as well as our extended families. We will always remember the kindness and compassion shown after our loss. Conner Bowman was quick to respond to all our needs. Every detail was carefully planned and my family will be forever grateful. You are a blessing to our community!

Angie McGhee, family of Martha Cornog

Conner-Bowman Crematory and Funeral Home was a blessing to our family at the time of my husband’s death in 2010. Conner-Bowman Funeral Home and Crematory was a caring, professional and loving staff that honored all of our wishes. They even considered many things we had never thought of. All this made the occasion one we will never forget. You can be assured that someone is always available to help you, day or night. We always felt secure in knowing that everything was being taken care of in a special way. We commend Victor, Kevin and their entire staff for the way in which they ministered to our family and friends during the visitation, funeral, and time following. Our heartfelt thanks for everything!

Joyce Ann Jamison , Jennifer Young, Ben Jamison

My mother was diagnosed at Christmas with leukemia. She received chemotherapy and died five weeks later. The sudden loss and the subsequent cancer treatment were overwhelming for our family. Conner Bowman’s professional staff responded quickly to our loss and showed us sincere compassion. Given the circumstances, it was simple to prepare services and go through the process. Conner Bowman saw to our comfort, and took care of every detail. It was difficult to find a better experience during such a stressful time.

Stacey Jones, family of Vivian H. Pugh

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Conner Bowman, thank you for your professionalism and respect. I also appreciate the tender care you gave my family and me. Victor, you stood by my side through every step of this most difficult process of saying good bye to those who have meant the most to me over my life. There are so many decisions to be made quickly at such a time. Your suggestions and comforting words were a great help. I will always be grateful for the kindness, dignity and reverence you gave to all of us.

Patricia Dunne McGreevey

To the staff at Lynch Conner-Bowman, thank you for your sincere and dignified service at a very difficult time for our family. We are grateful to you for making things easier for us. Lynch Conner-Bowman is an asset and community pillar to Rocky Mount and Franklin County.

Peggy Santrock (wife of Charles Santrock), died


Why Choose Conner Bowman

The staff at Conner-Bowman Funeral Home takes great pride in caring for our families, and has made a commitment to provide you with a beautiful, lasting tribute to your loved one. Our top priority is to honor your loved one. We also offer support during difficult times. Everyone’s needs are different, and for that reason, families can entrust their loved one’s wishes to our staff. We offer a variety of resources that will help you today and in the future.

Online Memorial

We can create a customized, online memorial for you to share with family and friends. The memorial will include the obituary as well as any photos you choose. Visitors can leave condolences, share photos, upload memories and light candles to honor their loved ones.

Tribute Video

We can produce a personal tribute video that can be played at the service and online. Simply provide us with the photographs you want to include and we will transform them into a video celebration of your treasured memories. You can also purchase digital files or DVDs of the video.

Ordering Flowers

We make it easy for friends and family to send flowers to your home or service to honor your loved one. We have partnered with local florists to offer the convenience of ordering directly from the obituary page of our website. You can also use this feature to select the flowers you would like at the service. This is a secure way to choose beautiful arrangements from the privacy and comfort of your home.

Sharing Service Details

This reduces the stress of having to contact people who will need information about the service. The dates and times of service are posted on our website as part of an online memorial. The memorial can be shared on Facebook and Twitter, or copied into an email or text. You can feel confident that the information has been provided to the right people.

Emails for Daily Grief Steps

Families we serve receive one year of grief support emails every day for free. We want to be there for our families during the most difficult times of grief.

Community Events

Conner Bowman Funeral and Crematory offers a variety of seasonal and ongoing events. You are invited to visit our website often to check out what’s new. If you’d like to keep up-to-date, we invite you to visit our social media pages.

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