Obituaries

230 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.

Nancy Squires Tempesta
Nancy Squires Tempesta

Hillsborough, North Carolina

Age 93 – Died 10/27/2021


Nancy Squires Tempesta (6/27/28-10/27/2021) passed away after a brief illness. She was born and raised in the Chapel Hill, NC area, graduating from Chapel Hill High School in 1945. She was a life long U.N.C. Tar Heels fan. Nancy had a successful career as a hairdresser operati...

Joan C. Doremus
Joan C. Doremus

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 81 – Died 10/26/2021


Joan Carol Doremus, age 81, of Raleigh, North Carolina and formerly of Poughkeepsie, New York, passed away in the comfort of her home on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She devoted her life to her husband, children, grandchildren, and her fur babies. H...

Allison Blackmar Stutts
Allison Blackmar Stutts

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Age 57 – Died 10/25/2021


Allison is proceeded in her death by Clark Mason Stutts (son) and Gail Elizabeth Blackmar (mother). She is survived by Bob Blackmar, Father; Brothers :Tom (Lori) Blackmar and Craig Blackmar (Torrey) and niece Sarah Blackmar. Allison devoted her career to working with children...

Donnie Sweat
Donnie Sweat

Broadway, North Carolina

Age 46 – Died 10/24/2021


Donnie Sweat, age 46, of Broadway passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021. He was born in Lee County on April 9, 1975 to Vickie Dean and Danny Sweat. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bobby and Elsie Hilliard. Donnie is survived by his beautiful daughters L...

Michael E Golas Sr.
Michael E Golas Sr.

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Age 73 – Died 10/23/2021


God needed a Motorman for his train to heaven and Dad answered the call

Mildred "Jean" Kostka
Mildred "Jean" Kostka

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 82 – Died 10/23/2021


Mildred “Jean” Kostka September 4, 1939 - October 23, 2021 Mildred “Jean” Kostka, age 82, passed away surrounded by her loving family, on October 23, 2021 at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh, NC. She was born in Lynchburg, VA and lived the majority of her life in Florida. She ...

Ronald Fodor
Ronald Fodor

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 77 – Died 10/22/2021


Ronald V. Fodor passed away on October 22, 2021 after a long battle with metastatic prostate cancer. Ron was born in 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio to Alex and Helen Fodor. He retired from North Carolina State University after 41 years as a Professor of Geology. Ron received his BS in...

Wayne Clyde Belcher
Wayne Clyde Belcher

Clayton, North Carolina

Age 61 – Died 10/21/2021


Great Grandpa, Grandpa, brother, uncle father, son but most of all beloved husband. He was a member of New Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Wayne Clyde Belcher passed away on Oct. 20 2021.

Our Promise

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

$5428.14

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

$2497.50

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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