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Conner Bowman Funeral Home Roanoke Va

Conner Bowman Funeral Home Roanoke Va
Conner Bowman History & Staff

Our years of experience in caring for families from all walks of the life span means that we have a lot of knowledge. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Lynch Conner-Bowman funeral home welcomes you. 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.

Conner Bowman Funeral Home Roanoke Va

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. 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. The 11,000-square-foot facility is state of the arts and will be available to our families during their time of greatest 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. 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.

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 available at no cost.


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. 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 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. You have the choice! There will not be any difference in cost to you. 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 invite you in to see our changes and always know that we are here to serve in your time of need.


We are proud members of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association and Independent Funeral Homes of Virginia. Locally we are proud 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 a Past-President of the Blue Ridge Funeral Directors Association.



Director of Funerals/Owner

Kevin Bowman hails from Franklin County. He was born in the Monte Vista Church of the Brethren community of Callaway where he lives today with his wife Celena Greer Bowman, daughter Julianne, son Jonah and daughter 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.



Funeral Director

We are pleased to announce the addition of Robert B. Burger, Jr. (Bob) to our staff. 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


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. 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.

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 my hand and walked me down the aisle when the service was over. He and his staff treated us as their own 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 and 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. 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, 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. We will always remember this wonderful experience. 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. 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 many decisions that must be made quickly. 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

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 has been a great asset 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

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

A personal tribute video can be made that can be played online or at the service. 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. 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 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. We post the dates and times of the service as part of the online memorial on our website. 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

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. We invite you to follow our social media pages if you want to stay up to date.

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