1128 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.

Ralph Carney
Ralph Carney

Durham, North Carolina

Age 89 – Died 12/29/2022

Ralph John Carney passed from us on December 29, 2022, just two weeks before his 90th birthday. He was born to John and Edith (Stacey) Carney on January 11, 1933, in Cleveland, Ohio. As a young man, he joined the Army's 82nd Airborne Division and was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC...

Dr. John F. Evans
Dr. John F. Evans

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Age 75 – Died 12/29/2022

Twenty five years early for his last appointment, with no destination or activity unchecked on his bucket list, John Frank Evans has rowed into the mystic. At the age of 75, he died in peace and ease on Thursday, December 29, 2022, before the sun rose on his home in Chapel Hill,...

Alice Byrnes
Alice Byrnes

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 78 – Died 12/29/2022

Alice Byrnes celebrated her new life with our Lord on December 29, 2022. She was a loving mother not only for her own kids, but numerous kids in the neighborhood and the community. Her life and legacy could be summed up in being a true servant of the Lord. Her dedication was in ...

Larry Stallings
Larry Stallings

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Age 76 – Died 12/28/2022

Larry Wayne Stallings passed away peacefully on December 28, 2022. He is survived by his sons Larry Wayne Stallings ll, Jerry Stallings and daughter Joyce Michell Debnam. He leaves behind 3 sisters. Annie Edgington of Raleigh, Ethal Mae James of Albany NY, Nellie Rose Harris o...

Ann Lois Sager
Ann Lois Sager

Cary, North Carolina

Age 63 – Died 12/28/2022

Ann Lois Sager passed away at age 63 on December 28th, 2022. She fought for 64 days at UNC Rex hospital, overcoming many obstacles along the way. Ultimately, she lost to heart failure. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Leo, as well as their 2 daughters, Lily and Victori...

Purificacion Flores
Purificacion Flores

Henderson, North Carolina

Age 95 – Died 12/28/2022

Purificacion Flores was born on February 7, 1927, and passed on December 28, 2022, after a two-week battle with pneumonia. He was 95 years old. Mr. Flores was predeceased by his ten children (Abram, America, Cleto, Faustina, Ilda, Jose, Mary, Rosa, Soledad, and Will) and countles...

Clinton Piland
Clinton Piland

Raleigh, NC

Age 63 – Died 12/26/2022

Clinton Piland, a resident of Raleigh, NC, passed away on December 26 at the age 63. He was an electrical engineer graduate of NC State University. He worked at Collins Aerospace. Clinton was born February 21, 1959 in Cumberland County, NC to Allen Gayle and Frances Piland. He...

Charles "Leroy" Thorpe
Charles "Leroy" Thorpe

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 68 – Died 12/25/2022

Charles “Leroy” Thorpe passed away peacefully on December 25, 2022. He is survived by his daughters Stephenia, Mannin, Courtney, Candace and his son Corey, stepdaughter Trevis and stepson Mark, sister Linda Lyons and brother Andrew Lyons, and a host of nephews, grandchildren and ...

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

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 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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