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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.

Welcome to Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Home. We are pleased to announce that we are now 100 percent locally owned and operated. The citizens of Franklin County now have another option for a locally owned funeral home.

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Our funeral home has undergone renovations and is now available 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. Our families will now have the option to view vaults and caskets without having to go into the selection area if they feel uncomfortable. If a family prefers to see the caskets in full-view, we still offer our selection room.

 

We have replaced all of the furniture and painted the interior and some exterior of the funeral home and upgraded our chapel. 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 a variety of services including traditional, cremation (full service, direct or memorial services that we will gladly arrange for you at our chapels or at a location that the family selects…this could be a church, community center or even the family home) and veteran services. 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. For those families electing cremation with a memorial service, we offer the dove release at the conclusion of the service 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 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.

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

 

We made sure that we had all the tools necessary to provide for the family’s every 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, 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. 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

MR. VICTOR E. CONNER

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.

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MR. KEVIN P. BOWMAN

Owner/Funeral Director

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.

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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 was formerly associated with Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Homes serving as Manager and General Manager for over 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 METZGER

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

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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

SELINA ANGLE

Hair Stylist

GAIL MELTON

Hair Stylist

ELEANOR ST. PIERRE

Administrative Assistant/Funeral Hostess


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

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.

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. My husband of 51 years, J.W. 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. 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 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


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. All this made the occasion one we will never forget. The lovely and comfortable facilities offer everything to meet the needs of everyone with someone always available – day or night for consultation. We always felt secure in knowing that everything was being taken care of in a special way. Victor, Kevin, and the entire staff deserve our appreciation for their care and compassion during the funeral, visitation, and subsequent time. Our heartfelt thanks for everything!


Joyce Ann Jamison, Jennifer Young, and 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 was attentive to our needs and took care of all details. It was difficult to find a better experience during such a stressful 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 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 guidance, suggestions, and willingness to give me the time I needed to make the right choices were comforting and sustaining. Your kindness, dignity, and respect for all of us will be remembered fondly.


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 has been a great asset to Rocky Mount and Franklin County.


Peggy Santrock (wife of Charles Santrock), died

 

Why choose Conner Bowman

Conner-Bowman Funeral Home is proud to take care of our families and will provide a lasting, beautiful tribute to your loved ones. Honoring your loved one is our top priority, and part of that is assisting you deal with grief during this difficult time. 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 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

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

Ordering Flowers

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. 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. Both options give you the peace of mind that you have provided the necessary information to those who need it.

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 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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