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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 proud to announce that 100 percent of our business is now locally owned and managed. 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. The Aurora Casket Company Family Advisor system has been installed. 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.


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 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. 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. Our state-of-the art audio and video systems and instrumentation, including the Allen Organ or Roland Digital Piano, are available to you.


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 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 how we give 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 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. While we strive to provide the best service, listening to and taking the time to listen to families is our goal.

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


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. 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. 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 proud members of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association and 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. 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 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.



Funeral director

Rodney was raised in Henry County. He graduated from Fieldale Collinsville High in 1975. He attended Patrick Henry Community College and then went on to graduate from Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science, Atlanta, GA.



Funeral Director

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


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.

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

For as long as I can remember Lynch Conner Bowman Funeral Home is the only funeral home our family has ever used. 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 died April 4, 2013. Kevin Bowman held me hand and led me down the aisle after 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

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. We will always remember the kindness and compassion shown after our loss. Conner Bowman responded to every need promptly. Every detail was carefully planned and my family will be forever grateful. Your presence is a blessing for 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. 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. We are grateful for all of your help!

Joyce Ann Jamison, Jennifer Young, and Ben Jamison

My mother was diagnosed at Christmas with leukemia. She received chemotherapy and died five weeks later. Our family was overwhelmed and weary from the cancer treatment experience and sudden loss. Conner Bowman’s professional staff responded quickly to our loss and showed us sincere compassion. The process and preparation of services was easy given the circumstances. 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, 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 were there for me through this difficult time of saying goodbye to the people who have most impacted 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. You made things much easier for us and for that we will always be greatful. 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. 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 offer a variety of resources that will help you today and in the future.

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. 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. 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.

Flower Ordering

Friends and family can send flowers to your funeral or home to remember a loved one with ease. We have partnered with local florists to offer the convenience of ordering directly from the obituary page of our website. This feature allows you to choose the flowers that you wish to purchase 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

Families we serve receive one year of grief support emails every day for free. 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 and Crematory offers a variety of seasonal and ongoing 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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