Obituaries

2092 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.

Franklin "Frankie" Lee Hyde
Franklin "Frankie" Lee Hyde

Elm City, North Carolina

Age 36 – Died 11/02/2023


Franklin "Frankie" Lee Hyde (1987-2023) Franklin "Frankie" Lee Hyde, 36, of Elm City, NC, died on November, 2nd 2023. He was born in Oakland California on April 22, 1987 to Lee Sullivan Hyde Jr. and Theresa Ann Wyman. Frankie was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather ...

Henry Hillbrath Wentz
Henry Hillbrath Wentz

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 96 – Died 11/02/2023


Henry Hillbrath Wentz, 96, of Raleigh, NC, passed away peacefully on November 2nd, 2023, at home surrounded by his family. He was born February 20th, 1927, in Rockingham, NC, the second son of Walter Allen Wentz and Carolyn Marguerite Hillbrath. He graduated from Rockingham ...

Richard Lucas, Jr.
Richard Lucas, Jr.

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Age 61 – Died 11/01/2023


Richard (Rick) Simons Lucas, Jr. aged 61, went to be with his heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Melissa; two daughters, Dori Adams (Skylar) of Greenville and Rachel Lucas of Asheville, and a son, Hunter Lucas of...

Jane Lyons Bird
Jane Lyons Bird

Cary, North Carolina

Age 93 – Died 10/31/2023


Jane Elizabeth (Lyons) Bird died peacefully in Cary, North Carolina on October 31, 2023 at the age of 93. Jane is survived by her children Rebecca Bird, Edward Bird, Amy McAlister, Teresa Dineen and Peter Bird, and her sister Nancy Murphy. She is preceded in death by her husband...

Alicia  Miles
Alicia Miles

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Age 38 – Died 10/30/2023


LeeLee Alicia Louise Miles, 38, of Durham, North Carolina, passed away on October 30, 2023. She was born on June 24, 1985, in Springfield, Massachusetts. LeeLee, as she preferred to be called, was a vibrant and fearless individual who touched the lives of many. In her career, Le...

Timothy Pendergrass
Timothy Pendergrass

Franklinton, North Carolina

Age 58 – Died 10/29/2023


Timothy Lee Pendergrass, 58, of Franklinton, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 29, 2023. Tim was born on May 8, 1965 in Durham, North Carolina to Mona Pendergrass Jenkins and the late Claudius Pendergrass. He is survived by his devoted and loving mother...

Wade Gowers
Wade Gowers

New Hill, North Carolina

Age 48 – Died 10/28/2023


Wade Allan Gowers passed away on October 28, 2023 with his wife by his side after a three year battle with bladder cancer. Wade was 48. Wade was born on February 24, 1975 in Ontario, Canada to parents Dave and Mary Gowers. He spent his childhood and attended university in Onta...

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...

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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

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Direct Cremation

$1196.75

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.

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Cremation with Solidified Remains

$2875.66

We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

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Cremation with Visitation

$1917.84

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.

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Immediate Burial

$2497.50

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.

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Traditional Funeral

$5866.98

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.

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Green Burial

$3033.75

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.

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Aquamation

$2640.59

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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