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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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We have completed renovations to our funeral home and now offer everything on one level. Our selection and arrangement rooms have been moved to the first floor, making them more accessible for 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. If a family prefers to see the caskets in full-view, we still offer our selection room.

 

All of the furniture has been replaced, the exterior painted and our chapel upgraded. We now offer video recordings of each service and offer video memorials to each family.

Conner-Bowman Funeral Home & Crematory is now available on Route 220, at the intersection with 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. 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. 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 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.

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. 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 available at no cost.

 

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. We strive to give the best service possible, but listening and paying attention to the family is our goal…we welcome any and all requests from the families we serve.

 

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

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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. The smallest detail makes the biggest difference and we at Lynch Conner-Bowman and Conner-Bowman make us the funeral home of choice.

 

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. You have the 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 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 proud members of the Franklin County Retail Merchants Association.


Conner Bowman Valued Staff

MR. VICTOR E. CONNER

Owner/Funeral Director

Victor Conner is a native of Covington, Virginia, and a son of the late Marvin C. Conner and Ina DeVenny Cales. 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 a Past-President of the Blue Ridge Funeral Directors Association.

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MR. KEVIN P. BOWMAN

Owner/Funeral Director

Kevin Bowman is a native of 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.

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RODNEY R. BARROW

Funeral Director

Rodney was born and 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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ROBERT (BOB) B. BURGER JR.

Funeral Director

We are pleased to announce the addition of Robert B. Burger, Jr. (Bob) to our staff. Bob served as the Manager and General Manager at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Homes for more than 27 years.

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KELLY HALL

Funeral Attendant/Cremation Specialist

LEE ARRINGTON

Funeral Attendant

HAROLD BERNARD

Funeral Attendant

JOE BROWN

Funeral Attendant

LOWELL BROWN

Funeral Attendant/Cremation Specialist

VANCE CONNER

Cremation Specialist/Funeral Attendant

BOBBY FEATHER

Funeral Attendant – Retired

ED GREER

Funeral Attendant

JASON MAXEY

Funeral Attendant

JOSEPH MEZGER

Funeral Attendant

BILLY MULLINS

Funeral Attendant

STEVE MYERS

Funeral Attendant

DENNIS POWELL

Funeral Attendant

LEON ROBERSON

Funeral Attendant

ELDON STRIKE

Funeral Attendant

JANET ROBERTSON

Office Manager/Funeral Hostess

ANN ALTICE

Hostess

BARBARA BROWN

Hostess

EMILEE R. CONNER,

Administrative Assitant/Funeral Hostess

TILLIE CONNER

Organist/Hostess

LEISA EPPERLY

Administrative Assistant/Funeral Hostess

CARMEN PORTIER

Funeral Attendant/Funeral Hostess

JOAN PRILLAMAN

Administrative Assistant/Funeral Hostess

TRINA PRILLAMAN

Administrative Assistant/Funeral Hostess

JANICE POWELL

Funeral Hostess

SARAH SIGMON

Asst. Office Mgr./Funeral Hostess

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SELINA ANGLE

Hair Stylist

GAIL MELTON

Hair Stylist

ELEANOR ST. PIERRE

Administrative Assistant/Funeral Hostess


Conner Bowman Contact Information 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

After the service, it is always a pleasure to hear from the families we have served. We receive many letters, cards and emails thanking us for our care and attention during their time of need and those words warm our hearts and affirm that we are truly here to serve.

If we have served your family and you would like to share your thoughts, please write your own 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 commitment and dedication to their customers has been their top priority. J.W. Hall, my husband of 51 year was my last. Hall died April 4, 2013. Kevin Bowman held my hand and walked me down the aisle when the service was over. His staff and he treated us like their family. They were attentive to my needs as well as those of my family. This will always be our number one choice for burying our 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 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. You are a blessing to our community!


Angie McGhee is a member of the 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. 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. Our family was overwhelmed and weary from the cancer treatment experience and sudden loss. The professional associates at Conner Bowman responded immediately to our loss, giving us their sincere compassion and respect. 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. We could not have asked for a better experience at such a difficult time.


Stacey Jones family, 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 guidance, suggestions, and willingness to give me the time I needed to make the right choices were comforting and sustaining. I will always be grateful for the kindness, dignity and reverence you gave to all of us.


Patricia Dunne McGreevey


We want to thank Lynch Conner-Bowman staff for their sincere and professional service during a 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, deceased

 

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 have a wide range of resources to support you not only today, but in the weeks and months to come.

Online Memorial

We can create a customized, online memorial for you to share with family and friends. The memorial includes the obituary and any photographs you wish to provide. 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.

Flower Ordering

Friends and family can send flowers to your funeral or home to remember a loved one with ease. Our website offers the option to order directly from local florists. 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

We reduce the stress of contacting those who need the details of the service for your loved one. We post the dates and times of the service as part of the online memorial on our website. 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. It is important to us that we continue to comfort our families through the difficult days that the first year of grieving can bring.

Community Events

Conner Bowman Funeral Home and Crematory is pleased to offer a wide variety of both on-going and seasonal events. You are invited to visit our website often to check out what’s new. We invite you to follow our social media pages if you want to stay up to date.

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