Obituaries

1995 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.

Donna Roxberg
Donna Roxberg

Cary, North Carolina

Age 71 – Died 08/04/2023


DONNA RAYE (COTTRELL) ROXBERG Donna Raye (Cottrell) Roxberg, 71 of Cary, NC finished her journey on this earth at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC on Friday, August 4, 2023 and entered into eternity to be with her Lord and Savior. Donna Raye was born in Houston, TX, on October 21, 1...

Sylvia Miriam Cordes Sampair
Sylvia Miriam Cordes Sampair

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 94 – Died 08/04/2023


Sylvia Miriam Cordes Sampair born and raised in Denver Colorado by Richard and Dolores Cordes, married James Sampair, graduated from St. Anthony's hospital as a registered nurse, raised five boys: Michael, Steven, Timothy, Thomas and Christopher, grandmother of 6 girls: Bléu, Sid...

Terry L. Shaffer
Terry L. Shaffer

Cary, North Carolina

Age 77 – Died 08/01/2023


Terry Lee Shaffer was born in York, PA to Gloria and Norman Shaffer on December 4, 1945. He graduated West York High School in 1963, where he was a star athlete on the cross country team and member of the school band. He attended York College and then served in the US Navy as a Y...

Marlena Carty
Marlena Carty

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 33 – Died 07/31/2023


Marlena Elizabeth Carty passed away suddenly at home on Monday July 31, 2023 at the age of 33. She is survived by her mother, Allison Oliver, her brother, Daniel Carty, her boyfriend, Daniel Sanders and her dog Bojangles. A celebration of Marlena’s life will be held on Saturday...

Oris Edwin Holloway, Jr.
Oris Edwin Holloway, Jr.

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Age 81 – Died 07/30/2023


Oris Edwin Holloway, Jr. (Ed), of Wake Forest, NC passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday, July 30, 2023, at the age of 81.  He was born in New Bern, North Carolina to the late Oris Edwin and Mae Mayo Holloway on July 4, 1942. Ed graduated from New Bern High Sc...

Kay Fran Dixon Carter
Kay Fran Dixon Carter

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Age 75 – Died 07/28/2023


Kay Fran Dixon Carter, 75, passed away on July 28, 2023. Born to Willie Inez and William Wayne Dixon in North Carolina she was one of six children. Kay is survived by her daughter, Leslie Hope Pekrul (Brian) of Raleigh and granddaughter Rachel as well as by her sisters Jencie Fa...

Willie Brooks Stone
Willie Brooks Stone

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina

Age 82 – Died 07/27/2023


Willie will be missed and always remembered for her delicious, homemade cakes and her love for her family. She was born in Pineville, Kentucky. Her mother was Rosa Gibson, and father, Festus Brooks. Willie was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Donald L. Stone, older siste...

John Howard Norwood, Jr.
John Howard Norwood, Jr.

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Age 67 – Died 07/26/2023


John Howard Norwood, Jr. (“Johnny”), age 67, passed away at his home surrounded by close family, on July 26, 2023. After a difficult battle with cancer, Johnny’s family and friends take comfort in knowing he now rests in peace. We can’t imagine how many miles he’s already put on ...

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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 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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