2001 obituaries since August 2021

We’re honored to be able to provide every family that chooses City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremations a free-of-charge, shareable online obituary to honor their loved ones as well as an easy-to-use platform that allows them to update it in their own time. Here are recent obituaries that families have posted. If you’re looking for a specific obituary, you can search above, or view all obituaries here.

Edna S. Dudley
Edna S. Dudley

Garner, North Carolina

Age 87 – Died 10/28/2023

Mrs. Edna S. Dudley, 87, of Garner went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 28, 2023. Edna was a native of Sampson County. She was the daughter of Thurman T. Simpson, Sr. and Wilma Pope Simpson. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Thomas E. Dudley, her...

Jason Robin Ristuccia
Jason Robin Ristuccia

Louisburg, North Carolina

Age 38 – Died 10/27/2023

Jason Robin Ristuccia, age 38, passed away on Friday, October 26th, 2023. Beloved son of Mary Ristuccia (McConnell) and Ricky Ristuccia, cherished brother to Jared Ristuccia and Cassandra Lawrence (Ristuccia), and father to Angel Marie Ristuccia. As we mourn his loss, let us cel...

Audrey Taylor
Audrey Taylor

Cary, North Carolina

Age 75 – Died 10/26/2023

Audrey Fleming Taylor, 75, of Cary, NC passed away at home on October 26, 2023, surrounded by her immediate family. Audrey, the fourth of five children, was born on December 8, 1947 to John and Charlotte Fleming in Clinton, New York. Audrey graduated from Union Endicott High Sch...

Zita Nancy Teer Conklin
Zita Nancy Teer Conklin

Durham, North Carolina

Age 82 – Died 10/26/2023

Much loved because she loved all unconditionally, Zita Nancy Teer Conklin of Durham, NC passed from history into eternity Thursday, October 26, 2023 at Duke Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Born April 20, 1941 in Lake City, SC, she was the daughter of the late Willia...

Ernest Edward Kruder, Jr.
Ernest Edward Kruder, Jr.

Middlesex, North Carolina

Age 77 – Died 10/25/2023

Ernest (Ernie) E. Kruder Jr (age 77): aka” Salty” or “Big Ern” beloved Grandfather, Father, Son, and Brother; passed this world, as we know it, on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - after a six-year battle with CLL. Born July 5, 1946, in Buffalo, New York, he lived the better part of...

Christopher William Stallman
Christopher William Stallman

Cary, North Carolina

Age 52 – Died 10/24/2023

Cary – Christopher Stallman, 52, died on October 24, 2023, with his wife Julie at his side, after a 10-year battle with cancer. He fought with quiet grace, and admirable strength and determination. Chris was born in Maryland on August 17, 1971 to loving parents Donald and Elizab...

William Edward "Ed" McMichael, Jr.
William Edward "Ed" McMichael, Jr.

Clayton, North Carolina

Age 76 – Died 10/23/2023

William Edward "Ed" McMichael, Jr. 76, of Clayton, NC, passed away Monday, October 23, 2023, at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, NC. He was born on December 26th, 1947, to William Sr. and Virginia (Dorsey) McMichael in Homestead, Florida. Ed graduated from South Dade High Schoo...

Derek Gene Camp
Derek Gene Camp

Franklin, North Carolina

Age 34 – Died 10/22/2023

Derek Gene Camp, 34, of Franklin, NC passed away October 22, 2023. He was born in Kissimmee, FL, but resided in Franklin, NC. He was the son of, mother, Terrie Kendrick (spouse Clyde Kendrick) and, father, Mark Camp (significant other Crystal Harden). Derek graduated with a GED,...

Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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