2101 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.

Marion Wilbur
Marion Wilbur

Lake Pleasant, New York

Age 92 – Died 08/28/2023

Marion Wilbur, 92, of Cary, NC passed away on Monday, August 28, 2023. Marion was born to Ardys and Alonzo Hatch and predeceased by her beloved husband of 53 years, Paul Wilbur. She is survived by three children, David Wilbur of California, Diana Belles and husband Gregory of Nor...

Douglas Black
Douglas Black

Smithfield, North Carolina

Age 75 – Died 08/27/2023

Douglas McClester Black died on Sunday, August 27, 2023, with his wife and life partner of 33 years, Alicia Black by his side after a brief illness where he rested peacefully in hospice care. Doug was born in Pennsylvania in April 1948, but his long-time home was in Los Altos and...

Roger Eugene Pulley Jr.
Roger Eugene Pulley Jr.

Louisburg, North Carolina

Age 64 – Died 08/27/2023

Roger Eugene Pulley Jr., aged 64, a resident of Louisburg, peacefully transitioned into the embrace of Christ on Sunday, August 27, 2023. His Cherished family surrounded him as he embarked on this journey. Born in Vance County, NC, he was the son of the late Roger Eugene Pulley (...

Raymond Luken Jr.
Raymond Luken Jr.

Trent Woods, North Carolina

Age 64 – Died 08/24/2023

Raymond Charles Luken Jr. received his wings on August 24, 2023. Known to all who love him as Buddy, he has left our hearts in pieces. Buddy was born January 5, 1959 in Lynchburg, VA to Raymond and Virginia Luken. He graduated from EC Glass High School where he was a member of th...

Pembroke Decatur Gwaltney IV
Pembroke Decatur Gwaltney IV

Mann Harbor, North Carolina

Age 92 – Died 08/24/2023

Pembroke Decatur Gwaltney, IV, died peacefully on August, 24, 2023, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Decatur, formerly of Smithfield, Virginia and most recently the Outer Banks of North Carolina, along with his wife, Norma Lee Stephenson Gwaltney, (deceased) li...

Martha Frimmel
Martha Frimmel

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Age 98 – Died 08/23/2023

Martha passed away peacefully at the age of 98 with her sons by her side. She was born in Hungary and came to the US in 1956 with her three young sons. Martha raised her sons in New Jersey and Connecticut before retiring to the Poconos in Pennsylvania with her husband Tibor. T...

Daniel Boone Francis
Daniel Boone Francis

Durham, North Carolina

Age 83 – Died 08/23/2023

Daniel Boone Francis 1/10/1940 - 8/23/2023. Dan is predeceased by his father Charlie Francis, mother Oma Seagroves Francis; brothers Charles, James, Earl, Linwood, and Gene; as well as his beloved son Travis. He is survived by his son Tracy Francis, grandchildren, Austin, Jordan ...

Paul Streeper Woodland, Jr.
Paul Streeper Woodland, Jr.

Middlesex, North Carolina

Age 83 – Died 08/21/2023

Paul Streeper Woodland, Jr., known as “Woody”, passed away in Raleigh, North Carolina, on August 21, 2023, at the age of 83. He was born to Paul Streeper Woodland, Sr. and Dorothy Lucille Robins on September 14, 1939, in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, but his family moved to Virginia...

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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.

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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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