2286 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.

Gwendolyn Brown Williams
Gwendolyn Brown Williams

Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Age 77 – Died 07/19/2023

Gwendolyn B. Williams, age 77, who resided in Rocky Mount, formerly of Gold Sand, NC, has passed away on July 19th, 2023 at 11:12pm surrounded by her family. She was a graduate of Gold Sand High School class of 1964. Thereafter, she worked as a Bookkeeper & Office Manager in Rock...

Ricardo Aguilar Aleman
Ricardo Aguilar Aleman

Durham, North Carolina

Age 51 – Died 07/18/2023

Ricardo was a good man. He was a great father, extraordinary grandfather and a great family man. He was a brother and a uncle. He helped everyone in every way he could. He dedicated his life to his kids and was just as dedicated to his grandchildren. He did his best to make sure ...

D. Lupino H. Washington
D. Lupino H. Washington

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Age 64 – Died 07/16/2023

D. Lupino Holmes Washington, 64, of Buffalo Junction, Virginia, died on 16 July 2023 from injuries sustained after an attack by her longtime partner. Lupino was born in El Paso, Texas on 4 June 1959. She attended University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and ultimately graduated...

Timothy Mark Hendrix
Timothy Mark Hendrix

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 58 – Died 07/16/2023

Timothy Mark Hendrix, 58, beloved child of God, went home to be with the Lord on July 16, 2023. Tim was born in N. Wilkesboro, NC and grew up in nearby Hays. He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. Frances Josephine Felts Hendrix and Mr. Edward Hoover Hendrix, and survived by his ...

John Joseph O’Leary, Jr.
John Joseph O’Leary, Jr.

Hillsborough, North Carolina

Age 86 – Died 07/14/2023

John Joseph O‘Leary, Jr., 86, died on July 14, 2023, in Hillsborough, NC, after a long battle with vascular Parkinsonism. Born in Natick, MA to John Joseph “Jack” O’Leary and Katherine M. Foley O’Leary, John grew up in Medfield, MA, experiencing as a child the 40’s of World War ...

Carole Enceneat
Carole Enceneat

St George, South Carolina

Age 79 – Died 07/14/2023

Carole Enceneat, of St. George, SC passed away peacefully in the hospital surrounded by her eldest daughter and grandson. She was born, Carole Lucas, in Charleston, SC, on March 18th, 1944, to Josephine Nelson and William Lucas II. She was the third of four children: her siblings...

Barbara S. Baird
Barbara S. Baird

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 91 – Died 07/14/2023

Barbara Spears Baird Obituary Barbara Spears Baird December 5, 1931 – July 14, 2023 Raleigh, North Carolina – Barbara Spears Baird died peacefully in her sleep Friday, July 14th, 2023. She was and always will be so loved. Barbara was born to Eva Weatherly Spears and Robert Lest...

Helen Ruskey
Helen Ruskey

Garner, North Carolina

Age 89 – Died 07/14/2023

Visitation Time: A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Interment: Private Helen Sue Ruskey, 89, of Garner, North Carolina, passed away on Friday July 14, 2023 of heart failure with her family by her side. She was and always will be loved. Helen was born August 27,...

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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.

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 Solidified Remains


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.

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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