Obituaries

2092 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.

Dorothy "Jeanette" West
Dorothy "Jeanette" West

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 81 – Died 07/11/2023


Dorothy Jeanette West, 81 passed away peacefully on July 11, 2023 at Springmoor Life Care Community in Raleigh, NC after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She will be remembered as a loving mother, sister, and musician. She spent many hours at the keys of her beloved Steinw...

Dalton R. Harrison
Dalton R. Harrison

Cary, North Carolina

Age 86 – Died 07/09/2023


Dalton Ray Harrison, Jr., 86, of Cary, NC peacefully passed away in his home on Sunday, July 9, 2023 surrounded by his family. Dalton was born on September 26, 1936, to Rosa Leigh O’Daniel Harrison and Dalton Ray Harrison in Raleigh, NC. After graduating from Needham Broughton Hi...

Kimberly "Kim" Gabrielle Cox
Kimberly "Kim" Gabrielle Cox

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 43 – Died 07/08/2023


Kimberly Gabrielle Cox was born on May 14, 1980 to Linda Calander-Cox and the late Warren H. Cox. Kim was loved by all who's ever had an encounter with her. Her belief and love for education prompted her to become an educator. Kim taught for many years, from infants to school age...

Jelene Bolejack Rauch
Jelene Bolejack Rauch

Dunn, North Carolina

Age 88 – Died 07/08/2023


Jelene Bolejack Rauch or "LIL GMA," 88, died Saturday, July 8th 2023, peacefully at her home. She was born January 16, 1935 in Stokes County to Herman Erastus Bolejack and Annie Mae Spainhour. Jelene enjoyed reading, writing poetry, listening to oldies and spending time with fam...

Frederick Creighton Wellman
Frederick Creighton Wellman

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 87 – Died 07/06/2023


Frederick Creighton Wellman, 87, of Raleigh died peacefully at his home on July 6, 2023. He was born on May 23, 1936, in New York City to Dr. Frederick Lovejoy Wellman and Dora Mae (U’Ren) Wellman. Creighton loved everything red. Attending organ concerts and taking train rides w...

Ben Conley
Ben Conley

Cary, North Carolina

Age 48 – Died 07/06/2023


Benson “Ben” J. Conley, age 48, passed away on July 6, 2023, in Cary, North Carolina. Ben was born October 13, 1974, in Medina, Ohio to Bennie R. and Lynne F. (Pavlak) Conley. He was preceded in death by his father, Bennie. Ben is survived by his wife of 15 years, Susan K. (Giber...

Mary Frances Jones
Mary Frances Jones

Cary, North Carolina

Age 92 – Died 07/05/2023


Mary Frances Jones was born on June 16, 1931 in Greene County, NC in her family home. She graduated from Maury High School as Salutatorian and East Carolina College (ECU) with a B.S. degree in Home Economics, where she met the love of her life, Bill Jones. She and Bill lived in F...

Brenda Thomas Heath
Brenda Thomas Heath

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Age 74 – Died 07/05/2023


Brenda Joyce Thomas Heath, 74, passed away at her home on July 5, 2023. She was born in Richmond County, N.C., the oldest of four daughters to the late Carleen and Robert (Rab) Thomas. Brenda married Rev. David Heath in 1971 and spent more than 50 years together, raising a family...

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 Solidified Remains

$2875.66

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.

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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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