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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. Franklin County residents now have an alternative option for a local funeral home.

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Our funeral home has undergone renovations and is now available 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. The Aurora Casket Company Family Advisor system has been installed. 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.


All of the furniture has been replaced, the exterior painted and our chapel upgraded. We offer video recordings of every service as well as video memorials for each family member.

Conner-Bowman Funeral Home and Crematory is now open for business on Route 220 at the intersection of Wirtz Road. The 11,000-square-foot facility is state of the arts and will be available to our families during their time of greatest need. We have the ability to provide personalized service for each family by having the most modern and largest facilities in the county. The County’s first crematory is available on-site. It is located at the main funeral home. There are large viewing rooms, the largest chapel in the county (with seating for up to 200), a separate family room, and a family lounge. We also provide state of the art audio and video and our instrumentation of the Allen Organ and Roland Digital Piano.


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 can assist with all veteran paperwork, provide Military Honors at the burial site and provide a flag to honorably discharged veterans.

We provide a dove at each family’s graveside as an additional service. 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. A video tribute is also available. We do not limit the number of photos that can be saved to a hard disk. This service is also offered at no charge.


It’s the little things that make a difference in funeral services. While we strive to provide the best service, listening to and taking the time to listen to families is our goal.


We strive to live and serve by the Golden Rule. Each family will be treated with dignity and respect.


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

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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, Conner Bowman Funeral Home, and Crematory can be operated together as one funeral home. They offer the same professional service at both sites. Our prices will be the same for both facilities and for those families that have already pre-paid their services at Lynch or Arrington Bussey Funeral Home, you will have the option of using either facility. Your Choice! There will not be any difference in cost to you. Virginia Law permits you to transfer pre-paid funeral arrangements to another funeral home in Franklin County. You will not need to contact the original company for the transfer.


We invite you in to see our changes and always know that we are here to serve in your time of 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 is a native of Covington, Virginia, and a son of the late Marvin C. Conner and Ina DeVenny Cales. As an owner, he serves as the Manager of Conner-Bowman Funeral Home and Crematory and is an active member of Boones Mill United Methodist Church, and member of the Boones Mill Lions Club where he received the highest honor one can receive from Lions International, The Melvin Jones Award, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association. He is also a Past-President of 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 is a 1975 graduate of Fieldale Collinsville High School, attending Patrick Henry Community College before graduating from Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, GA.



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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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Conner Bowman Contact and Locations


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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.

Special thanks to Conner Bowman Funeral Home, as they went out of their way to see that our family was very well taken care of the last few days….as hard as times like these are it would be even harder if not for caring folks like them!!!! 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

During a time of deep sadness for our family, the staff at Conner Bowman Funeral Home showed an incredible amount of support, kindness & respect for our family. They went above and beyond to guide us through the details with care & genuine sympathy for our immediate, as well as our extended family. The compassion that was demonstrated after our loss will never be forgotten. Conner Bowman responded to every need promptly. Each detail of the services was well planned, and for that my family will always be grateful. Your presence is a blessing for our community.

Angie McGhee, family of Martha Cornog

Our family was so blessed to have received the services of Conner-Bowman Funeral Home and Crematory 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. We will always remember this wonderful experience. The lovely and comfortable facilities offer everything to meet the needs of everyone with someone always available – day or night for consultation. It was always a comfort to know that all our needs were being met in a unique way. Victor, Kevin, and the entire staff deserve our appreciation for their care and compassion during the funeral, visitation, and subsequent time. We are grateful for all of your help!

Joyce Ann Jamison , Jennifer Young, Ben Jamison

My mother was diagnosed with leukemia at Christmas, treated with chemotherapy, and died within 5 weeks of her diagnosis. The sudden loss and the subsequent cancer treatment were overwhelming for our family. The professional associates at Conner Bowman responded immediately to our loss, giving us their sincere compassion and respect. The process and preparation of services was easy given the circumstances. Conner Bowman saw to our comfort, and took care of every detail. We could not have asked for a better experience at such a difficult 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 were there for me through this difficult time of saying goodbye to the people who have most impacted my life. There are so many decisions to be made quickly at such a time. Your suggestions and comforting words were a great help. Your kindness, dignity, and respect for all of us will be remembered fondly.

Patricia Dunne McGreevey

We want to thank Lynch Conner-Bowman staff for their sincere and professional service during a difficult time for our family. You made things much easier for us and for that we will always be greatful. 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. Our staff can help families to understand their loved ones’ wishes. We have a wide range of resources to support you not only today, but in the weeks and months to come.

Online Memorial

You can have a personalized online memorial created for you and your family to share with friends and loved ones. The memorial will include the obituary as well as any photos you choose. It will serve as a place for visitors to post condolences, share memories, upload photos, and light candles in honor of your loved one.

Tribute Video

We can produce a personal tribute video that can be played at the service and online. We will create a video celebrating your precious memories by simply asking you for the photos. DVDs or digital files of the video are also available.

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 secure method allows you to select beautiful arrangements in the privacy and comfort of 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. You can then either share the memorial on your Facebook or Twitter page or copy the details from the site into an email or text. Both options give you the peace of mind that you have provided the necessary information to those who need it.

Daily Grief Steps Emails

We offer one year of free daily grief support emails to the families we serve. We want to be there for our families during the most difficult times of grief.

Community Events

Conner Bowman Funeral Home and Crematory is pleased to offer a wide variety of both on-going and seasonal events. We invite you to return often to see what’s coming up on our calendar. If you’d like to keep up-to-date, we invite you to visit our social media pages.

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