Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.

 

 

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I. Ray Sloan President and Owner

I began in the funeral service in April 1982 with Lotz Funeral Home in Roanoke. Attended Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating in Feb 1984. Named Manager of Rader Funeral Home in December 1984 until resigning in May of 1996 to begin Botetourt Funeral Home in Buchanan. The Eagle Rock Funeral Home was purchased from Bill and Myrtie Simmons in 2002. Renamed Botetourt Funeral Home, Eagle Rock Chapel began its operation in January 2003.

 

Outside of being a member of the Virginia Presbyterian Church and a charter member of his father's church, Good News Baptist Church in Roanoke, Ray is presently the Fire Chaplain of the Botetourt County Fire & EMS, President 2015-2016 of the for Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Advisor for the VFDA Disaster Response Team, member of the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah Funeral Director Associations, a Certified Celebrant for those families without a church home, and working towards becoming a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, and a member of the Harley-Davidson Owners Group.

 

Along with his wife, Bobbi, he loves woodworking, model trains, motorcycles, and his Jeep Rubicon.

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Bobbi Sloan Vice-President and Owner

Born at home on Valentine's day in 1950; I later graduated from James River High School in 1968 and went to American School of Beauty and received my license in 1969. I owned and operated my own beauty shop until retirement in 2005 going to work fulltime alongside my husband, Ray, whom I married in December of 1993. I continue to fix hair, greet people during visitations, and assist in funerals at the funeral home.

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Karen Faith Conner Funeral Director and Manager

I began the journey of my funeral home career in January of 1997. I was the office manager for several years, during which I was blessed with my beautiful loving daughter, Kayla Nicole, August of 98.

 

I began my apprenticeship and went to John Tyler in Richmond, VA to receive my Mortuary Science degree and graduated with honors December of 2004. I received my funeral service license early spring of 2005. I continue to work in the family owned business of Botetourt Funeral Home. As Bobbi's daughter and Ray's inherited daughter, we strive as a family team, to make each and every funeral as close to perfect as we can. "We can't take away the pain, but we can help you through the painstaking process of arranging a memorable funeral service for your loved one."

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Kayla Lugar Funeral Assistant & Laser Engraver Operator

After having grown up around the funeral home business, Kayla joined Botetourt Funeral Home officially, in September of 2019. She is the granddaughter of owners, Ray and Bobbi Sloan, and Karen’s Daughter. Kayla graduated from Virginia Western Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Business, which she uses to assist in office duties, and with assisting with funeral services. She also helps custom design monuments and operates our laser engraver.

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Jim Conner Grave Crew Supervisor & Digger

Jim retired from Bell Atlantic/Verizon with 30 years of service. He began opening and closing graves for Botetourt Funeral Home before he retired. He is Karen’s father, Kayla's “grenddaddy”, and he is the Supervisor of the Grave Crew.

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Ed Miller Funeral Assistant/Grave Crew

After retiring from the Virginia State Police after 30 years of service, Ed came to work at Botetourt Funeral Home in 2010. He assists with funerals, cremations, and just about anything else that we ask of Ed. He is married with two children, and four grandchildren. He enjoys camping, playing golf, and going to the beach. Ed also enjoys helping others and mission work.

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Sue Sweet Office Manager & Funeral Assistant

After retiring from the Bank of Botetourt in 2015, Sue came to work at Botetourt Funeral Home in January of 2016. She assists with the financial side of the Funeral Home, and also assists with funerals. She is Jerry’s wife, and enjoys sunflowers, traveling, and is a Nana to four grandchildren. Sue also has served in the mission field, traveling to the Standing Rock Native American Reservation in South Dakota, and the Dominican Republic.

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Jerry Sweet Funeral Assistant/Grave Crew

After retiring from the State of Virginia in 2011, but also worked for Winn Dixie for 28 years, Jerry joined the staff of Botetourt Funeral Home in November of 2011. Jerry wears many different hats of job titles, from assisting on the grave crew, to being on our removal team, assisting with funerals, working in the crematory, mowing the grass, maintaining vehicles, and many other duties. Jerry is married to Sue, enjoys traveling, and he is a PaPaw to four grandchildren. Alongside Sue, he also has worked on mission trips to Standing Rock, Dominican Republic, and Philadelphia. Jerry and Ed enjoy playing golf together.

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Faye Hambrick Funeral Assistant

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Brenda Tolley Funeral Assistant

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Charles Mundy Funeral Assistant/Grave Crew

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Rodger Linkenhoker Chaplain/Funeral Assistant

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Dale Pierce

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Larry Vines Funeral Assistant

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John Boothe Funeral Assistant

I. Ray Sloan

President and Owner
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I began in the funeral service in April 1982 with Lotz Funeral Home in Roanoke. Attended Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating in Feb 1984. Named Manager of Rader Funeral Home in December 1984 until resigning in May of 1996 to begin Botetourt Funeral Home in Buchanan. The Eagle Rock Funeral Home was purchased from Bill and Myrtie Simmons in 2002. Renamed Botetourt Funeral Home, Eagle Rock Chapel began its operation in January 2003.

 

Outside of being a member of the Virginia Presbyterian Church and a charter member of his father's church, Good News Baptist Church in Roanoke, Ray is presently the Fire Chaplain of the Botetourt County Fire & EMS, President 2015-2016 of the for Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Advisor for the VFDA Disaster Response Team, member of the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah Funeral Director Associations, a Certified Celebrant for those families without a church home, and working towards becoming a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, and a member of the Harley-Davidson Owners Group.

 

Along with his wife, Bobbi, he loves woodworking, model trains, motorcycles, and his Jeep Rubicon.

Bobbi Sloan

Vice-President and Owner
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Born at home on Valentine's day in 1950; I later graduated from James River High School in 1968 and went to American School of Beauty and received my license in 1969. I owned and operated my own beauty shop until retirement in 2005 going to work fulltime alongside my husband, Ray, whom I married in December of 1993. I continue to fix hair, greet people during visitations, and assist in funerals at the funeral home.

Karen Faith Conner

Funeral Director and Manager
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I began the journey of my funeral home career in January of 1997. I was the office manager for several years, during which I was blessed with my beautiful loving daughter, Kayla Nicole, August of 98.

 

I began my apprenticeship and went to John Tyler in Richmond, VA to receive my Mortuary Science degree and graduated with honors December of 2004. I received my funeral service license early spring of 2005. I continue to work in the family owned business of Botetourt Funeral Home. As Bobbi's daughter and Ray's inherited daughter, we strive as a family team, to make each and every funeral as close to perfect as we can. "We can't take away the pain, but we can help you through the painstaking process of arranging a memorable funeral service for your loved one."

Kayla Lugar

Funeral Assistant & Laser Engraver Operator
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After having grown up around the funeral home business, Kayla joined Botetourt Funeral Home officially, in September of 2019. She is the granddaughter of owners, Ray and Bobbi Sloan, and Karen’s Daughter. Kayla graduated from Virginia Western Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Business, which she uses to assist in office duties, and with assisting with funeral services. She also helps custom design monuments and operates our laser engraver.

Jim Conner

Grave Crew Supervisor & Digger
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Jim retired from Bell Atlantic/Verizon with 30 years of service. He began opening and closing graves for Botetourt Funeral Home before he retired. He is Karen’s father, Kayla's “grenddaddy”, and he is the Supervisor of the Grave Crew.

Ed Miller

Funeral Assistant/Grave Crew
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After retiring from the Virginia State Police after 30 years of service, Ed came to work at Botetourt Funeral Home in 2010. He assists with funerals, cremations, and just about anything else that we ask of Ed. He is married with two children, and four grandchildren. He enjoys camping, playing golf, and going to the beach. Ed also enjoys helping others and mission work.

Sue Sweet

Office Manager & Funeral Assistant
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After retiring from the Bank of Botetourt in 2015, Sue came to work at Botetourt Funeral Home in January of 2016. She assists with the financial side of the Funeral Home, and also assists with funerals. She is Jerry’s wife, and enjoys sunflowers, traveling, and is a Nana to four grandchildren. Sue also has served in the mission field, traveling to the Standing Rock Native American Reservation in South Dakota, and the Dominican Republic.

Jerry Sweet

Funeral Assistant/Grave Crew
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After retiring from the State of Virginia in 2011, but also worked for Winn Dixie for 28 years, Jerry joined the staff of Botetourt Funeral Home in November of 2011. Jerry wears many different hats of job titles, from assisting on the grave crew, to being on our removal team, assisting with funerals, working in the crematory, mowing the grass, maintaining vehicles, and many other duties. Jerry is married to Sue, enjoys traveling, and he is a PaPaw to four grandchildren. Alongside Sue, he also has worked on mission trips to Standing Rock, Dominican Republic, and Philadelphia. Jerry and Ed enjoy playing golf together.

Faye Hambrick

Funeral Assistant
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Brenda Tolley

Funeral Assistant
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Charles Mundy

Funeral Assistant/Grave Crew
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Rodger Linkenhoker

Chaplain/Funeral Assistant
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Dale Pierce

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Larry Vines

Funeral Assistant
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John Boothe

Funeral Assistant
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