2303 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.

Jeanne Stainback  Adkins
Jeanne Stainback Adkins

Cary, North Carolina

Age 76 – Died 01/08/2024

Jeanne Stainback Adkins, 76, of Cary, NC, passed on January 8, 2024. Jeanne (Mimi) was born in Washington, NC in 1947 to Raymond and Joyce Stainback. She lived in New Bern, NC for most of her early years and eventually settled down in Raleigh/Cary, NC. Jeanne attended Campbell...

Judy Hunt-Harris
Judy Hunt-Harris

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 74 – Died 01/07/2024

Judy Hunt Harris took on many roles during her 74 years of life. The usual ones of daughter, wife, mother, of course, but also an influencer, a role model, a volunteer, shelter manager, community leader, hospice supervisor and cancer warrior. Judy believed firmly that volunteeris...

Carole Shipp
Carole Shipp

Durham, North Carolina

Age 83 – Died 01/07/2024

Carole Stokes Shipp passed away at age 83 in her home in Durham on Sunday, January 7th, 2024. She is survived by her husband of 57 years Marshall Shipp and two daughters Shawn Shipp-Davis (Craig) and Lisa Shipp-Madren (John) and one grandson Jordan Madren (Delainey). She was pr...

Andrea Mancour
Andrea Mancour

Rougemont, North Carolina

Age 77 – Died 01/05/2024

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Andrea Jackson Mancour, longtime Rougemont resident, after surgery at Duke Regional Hospital. The multiple infections were too much for her exhausted body, and despite the valiant and compassionate actions of the staff sh...

Shirley Ann Leonard
Shirley Ann Leonard

Wilmington, North Carolina

Age 84 – Died 01/04/2024

Shirley Ann Sellers Leonard, 84, peacefully passed away January 4, 2024, in Wilmington, North Carolina, after a sudden and brief illness, with her loving family by her side. Born December 24, 1939, in Sanford, NC, to the late Ernest “Mac” Sellers and Ruth Marshall Thomas, Shirl...

Howell John Hatcher, Jr.
Howell John Hatcher, Jr.

Cary, North Carolina

Age 92 – Died 01/03/2024

Howell John Hatcher, Jr., 92, of Cary, a retired real estate Broker, banking executive, community leader and, most of all, a family man, died Wednesday, Jan. 3 at Transitions LifeCare after a brief illness. A native of Morganton, N.C., John was the older son of Judge and Mrs. H....

Karen Abdelkhaliq
Karen Abdelkhaliq

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Age 84 – Died 01/03/2024

Karen Abdelkhaliq (1939-2024): Mom was the strongest lady that I know. Her motto was “Never Give Up” and she lived her life that way. Through countless surgeries and bone breaks Mom would never miss her morning walks and a chance to be outside where she loved the outdoors. ...

Astra Covell
Astra Covell

Knightdale, North Carolina

Age 95 – Died 01/02/2024

Knightdale, NC - Astra Irena (Dambergs) Covell, 95, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. Astra was the daughter of Paul and Zelma (Riduss) Dambergs. Born in Riga, Latvia on April 11, 1928, she grew up surrounded by a large...

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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 Solidified Remains


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.

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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