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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.

Lynch Conner-Bowman funeral home welcomes you. 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.

Henry Brubaker

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. 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. This is a state of the art facility offering 11,000 square feet of space to assist our families in their time of 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 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. 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’s the little things that make a difference in funeral services. 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. Each family will be treated with dignity and respect.

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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.

 

Our dedicated staff of 25 people are available to help at all hours of the day. They have the dedication to treating every family like their own and will do everything in their power to make it a happy occasion. 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! 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 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

Director of Funerals/Owner

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.

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RODNEY R. BARROW

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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ROBERT (BOB) B. BURGER JR.

Funeral director

We are happy to announce that Robert B. Burger Jr. (Bob), has been added to our team. 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

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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

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.

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. 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


Conner-Bowman Crematory and Funeral Home was a blessing to our family at the time of my husband’s death in 2010. The staff carried out all our wishes in such a loving, caring and professional manner and even thought of many things which had not occurred to us. 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. 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. 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, Vivian H. Pugh

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Thank you to everyone at Conner Bowman for your professionalism, respect, and the tender care all of you generously shared with my loved ones 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. 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. 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. Honoring your loved one is our top priority, and part of that is assisting you deal with grief during this difficult time. 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

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. 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

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

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. 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.

Daily Grief Steps Emails

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. 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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