Obituaries

2099 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.

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...

Robert Parker
Robert Parker

Henderson, North Carolina

Age 61 – Died 07/03/2023


Robert Thomas Parker passed away on July 3, 2023 surrounded by his family. Beyond his automotive passions, Robert was a remarkable father who adored his daughter, Kaitlyn. As she grew, he took great joy in sharing his love for cars with her, nurturing a bond that went far beyond...

Frances Danielle Whysall
Frances Danielle Whysall

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 54 – Died 07/03/2023


In loving memory of Frances Danielle Whysall Danielle Whysall, age 54, passed away on July 3, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones in her home. She was born on January 30, 1969, in Rochester, NY to Richard Louis Eilers and Penny Cheryl Eilers. Danielle was a beloved mother to Alex...

Christopher Best
Christopher Best

Clayton, North Carolina

Age 42 – Died 07/02/2023


On June 30, 2023, Christopher Andrew Best, 42, of Clayton, lost his battle with addiction, a struggle which consumed over half of his life. Growing up, Chris was charismatic and popular; he was always on the basketball court, and knew all there was to know about the Tar Heels. He...

Beverly LaFoy Coburn
Beverly LaFoy Coburn

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Age 91 – Died 07/01/2023


Beverly LaFoy “Bev” Coburn went to meet her creator on July 1, 2023. She was a beautiful woman, born June 13, 1932 to parents Robert LaFoy; father and Leah Gale Johnson LaFoy; mother. August 15, 1954 she married Ronald Leon Coburn and was blessed with 5 Children. Bev was proceede...

Don Lee Marshall
Don Lee Marshall

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 51 – Died 06/30/2023


Don was a gentle giant of a man who loved God, his family, his friends, his art and his D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) groups. He was a multi-talented Renaissance man whose light never really got the chance to shine as bright as it could have but he always left joy wherever he went. ...

Roy Donald Hinton, Jr.
Roy Donald Hinton, Jr.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 81 – Died 06/30/2023


Roy Donald Hinton, Jr., 81, died Friday June 30, 2023. The memorial service will be held at Millbrook Baptist Church. Mr. Hinton, a native of Selma, NC and longtime resident of Raleigh, NC was a graduate of Selma High School and East Carolina College (now ECU). He was a b...

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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.

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 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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