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At Clore-English Funeral Home, we have served families in the Culpeper, Virginia, community since the 1940s. Situated just outside the hustle and bustle of the town limits of Culpeper on Highway 29 South, our funeral home facility offers beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Pelham and Old Rag Mountain and is a serene and peaceful place to remember your loved ones.

Personalized funeral service

Reception room at Clore-English Funeral HomeWe believe that each service should reflect the special and unique qualities of the individual you are honoring. Personalized funeral or memorial services can include distinctive music, displays of photographs and memorabilia, military honors, unique processions and balloon or dove releases. There are countless ways to celebrate a loved one and even the smallest detail can make a big impact.

Modern and versatile funeral home

At Clore-English Funeral home, we offer families the convenience of handling all of their funeral needs in one place. With our spacious chapel, comforting visitation room and lovely hospitality room, we can handle services of all sizes and types. We also can provide professional catering at the funeral home, in our large family room or in the offsite location of your choice. To better serve the diverse Culpeper community, we have translators available for our Spanish-speaking families.

Active in the Culpeper community

At Clore-English Funeral home, we’re not only committed to serving the Culpeper community, we are also supporters of its civic organizations and events. Since 2003, we have been active participants in the Piedmont Area Soap Box Derby, which is the second largest derby in the world. Soap Box Derby racing instills core values such as leadership, family engagement, honesty, integrity, teamwork, entrepreneurship, volunteerism and commitment to community. We are also a corporate sponsor for the annual Christmas toy drive in Culpeper organized by Culpeper Toy Chest Inc. We have been a part of this important program since 1998. In 2017, more than 2,700 donated toys were collected and distributed to Culpeper families in need.

Trusted provider

We are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose Clore-English Funeral Home, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a Culpeper-operated establishment but also the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization services.

Visit us

You are welcome to visit our location on 29 South. Please contact us if you would like to take a tour of our facility, need immediate assistance or if you would like more information about our funeral and cremation services.


Lobby at Clore-English Funeral HomeThe story of Clore-English Funeral Home began when J. Carlton "Zeus" Clore moved from Madison, Virginia, and opened the funeral home in the 1940s in downtown Culpeper. After outgrowing the downtown location and merging with Geest Funeral Home, the 2 funeral homes combined names to become Clore-Geest Funeral Home in the mid-90s. In 1996, they built a state-of-the-art, modern facility at its current location on 29 South.

How the funeral home got its current name

Our name was changed in 1998 to Clore-English Funeral Home to recognize the retirement of the Geest family, to honor Mr. Clore’s name and to add the name of A. Wayne English, who had worked for and learned from Mr. Clore since 1974.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Pleasant experience in a very difficult time."

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January 2021

"They could not have been nicer or given better service."

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December 2020

"Every one at Clore-English was very supportive and kind and very helpful."

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September 2020

"I think if you had a battery powered inverter system like the dewalt power supply to get 120 volt for grave side service would be nice"

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September 2020

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