Obituaries

778 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.

Frank Kessler
Frank Kessler

Durham, North Carolina

Age 73 – Died 09/19/2021


Frank was born in East Lansing, Michigan to Esther and George Kessler, second-generation American Jews. At school, he occasionally got in trouble for swinging from ceiling fans but mostly got by on his brilliance and charm. He attended Michigan State and then Eastern Michigan U...

Sean Shannon
Sean Shannon

Hillsborough, North Carolina

Age 35 – Died 09/18/2021


Sean Shannon left this world on September 18th, 2021 to become a member of the Angel's choir. Though he was with us for just 36 years, he touched the lives of everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Sean was the son of Mike and Toni Shannon of Hill...

Pamela Jean Blomquist
Pamela Jean Blomquist

Zebulon , North Carolina

Age 77 – Died 09/16/2021


Pamela (Pam) Jean Sealy Blomquist July 19, 1944 - September 16, 2021 Pamela Jean Blomquist of Zebulon, North Carolina passed away peacefully in hospice care on Thursday, September the 16th at the age of 77. Pam departed this world exactly at high noon, with her husband and her d...

David Shiplett
David Shiplett

Cary, North Carolina

Age 81 – Died 09/16/2021


David Shiplett peacefully passed away on September 16, 2021, in Cary, NC. He was 81. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, to Charles & Ann Shiplett. Dave was always proud of the time he served in U.S. Army intelligence in Germany. He returned to the states to receive his bachelor's degre...

John Scott Peeler
John Scott Peeler

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 82 – Died 09/16/2021


The Eldest of three children, John was born to the late John Senn Peeler and Josephine Miller Peeler in Salisbury, NC. He has resided in Raleigh since 1990. After serving in the Air Force, from 1959 to 1963, John volunteered as a firefighter and captain at Parkwood Volunteer Fi...

Christopher Darryl Villanova
Christopher Darryl Villanova

Raleigh , North Carolina

Age 58 – Died 09/12/2021


A private ceremony will be held at City of Oaks Cremation, LLC for Christopher Darryl Villanova. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Capital City Steelers Youth Sports Association, Inc. Capital City Steelers Youth Sports Association, Inc. P.O. Box 6...

Anthony Joseph Cortese
Anthony Joseph Cortese

Durham, North Carolina

Age 65 – Died 09/05/2021


Anthony J. Cortese 65, died Sunday (September 5, 2021) at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham North Carolina. Born in Bronx, New York on November 12, 1955, son of the late Salvatore Cortese Sr. and Salvatrice (Dora) Cortese. Anthony lived in South Windsor as a child and moved around t...

Margaret Anne Wood
Margaret Anne Wood

Raleigh , North Carolina

Age 83 – Died 09/04/2021


Margaret Anne Wood, daughter of Cletus Anthony and Anne Leonard Mannas, passed away on September 4 at the age of 83. Marge managed the grill at Wildwood Country Club and later worked for IDS Financial. She was devoted to her family at St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church an...

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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.

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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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