1128 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.

Pamela S. Dirks
Pamela S. Dirks

Cary, North Carolina

Age 60 – Died 07/22/2022

Pam Dirks passed away on 22 July, 2022 in Cary, NC at the age of 60. She was the mother to six children and grandmother to 4. She is survived by her partner in life, Jeff Lanctot and her children. Pam suffered from MS, so please make any type of condolences to the MS society.

John David Archibeque
John David Archibeque

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Age 49 – Died 07/22/2022

John David Archibeque passed away on July 22, 2022 from a brief but serious illness. He was surrounded by family and good friends. John was born October 13, 1972 in Harnett Co. North Carolina. He was a proud graduate and avid supporter of NC State University. He had many meaningf...

(Stanley) Sanford Stanbury Perry Jr.
(Stanley) Sanford Stanbury Perry Jr.

Franklinton, North Carolina

Age 53 – Died 07/19/2022

With a heavy heart the family released Stanley to God's care, to find his peace and be with his wife, Tammi, mother Brenda and dad, Pete. Stanley went to the big town of Raleigh for a blind date to meet Tammi for the first time. And that was that. They were inseparable. Love at ...

Alex Zelich
Alex Zelich

Cary, North Carolina

Age 52 – Died 07/14/2022

Alex Zelich, 52, passed away on July 14, 2022, with his family at his bedside after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Alex was a loving son, father, husband, and friend who will be greatly missed. Alex was born in Texas to parents Margarita and Alexander Zelich in 1969....

Wallace Jones
Wallace Jones

Zebulon, North Carolina

Age 87 – Died 07/13/2022

Wallace Gupton Jones, 87, died peacefully July 13, 2022 at home on the Jones Family Farm where he resided with his son, Wally Jones, daughter-in-law, Christina Jones, and grandchildren Samuel and Mary-Charlie Jones. He is also survived by his daughter, Jill Jones Murr (Brian Jaco...

Frances "Fran" Laurene Swafford Black
Frances "Fran" Laurene Swafford Black

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 99 – Died 07/10/2022

Fran Black died peacefully at home at the age of 99 on July 10, 2022. She joyfully devoted her life to family, teaching, church, and volunteer service. Fran was passionate about reading and sharing ideas boldly, but without rancor. Throughout her thirty-year teaching career, Fran...

William "Buck" Overby
William "Buck" Overby

Hillsborough, North Carolina

Age 82 – Died 07/08/2022

William "Buck" Overby, aged 82, passed away peacefully Friday, July 8, 2022 in Durham, NC, surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with cancer. He was born May 30, 1940, to the late Willie and Alice Overby, Buck lived and worked in Durham, NC for most of his li...

Melissa Minor Anthony
Melissa Minor Anthony

Belhaven, North Carolina

Age 54 – Died 07/06/2022

In loving memory of Melissa Minor Anthony, Born April 5, 1968. Passed Away July 6, 2022. At the age of 54. Melissa loved to fish! She also loved everything and anything that had to do with horses! Her life motto, that she lived by was, “it is what it is” ! Later in life she accom...

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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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