2211 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.

Gary Galusha
Gary Galusha

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Age 78 – Died 03/09/2023

Gary was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather. He had joined his wife Georgie Ann in Heaven. He is survived by his daughter Rebecca and grandchildren Micheal, Kayla, Brittany, Cory and Jeremy Hensley and great grandsons Jaxon, Josiah and Jalen Santiago. Family...

Anna Shalaurova
Anna Shalaurova

Cary, North Carolina

Age 90 – Died 03/07/2023

Mama's last words were "I love you all". We all also love you mama.

Melody Ivins
Melody Ivins

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Age 67 – Died 03/07/2023

Melody (Mel) Lynn Ivins, beloved friend, daughter, partner, and sister, passed away at the age of 67 in the early morning hours of March 7, 2023. She left the world from her own bed in her Chapel Hill home, surrounded by her feline familiars, her books and her big sister. Mel wa...

Gabrielle Hamed
Gabrielle Hamed

Cary, North Carolina

Age 24 – Died 03/06/2023

Gabrielle Nora Hamed, known to many as “Gabby”, was born August 5, 1998 in Okinawa, Japan and passed on March 6, 2023 at the age of 24. She is the youngest of three, survived by her older brother Roger Alan Hamed II, 30, older sister Annalyn Mary Hamed, 25, mother Nora Jacosalem...

Lizzie Ann Johnson
Lizzie Ann Johnson

Syracuse, New York

Age 36 – Died 03/06/2023

Lizzie Ann Johnson, age 36, passed away unexpectedly on March 6, 2023. Lizzie Ann Johnson was born on February 6, 1987 to Angelo Selmon and Juanita Selmon in Syracuse NY. Lizzie Attended Bryant and Stratton College. Lizzie was a beautiful person who loved to spread love and joy...

Bruce Carol Holden
Bruce Carol Holden

Wendell, North Carolina

Age 67 – Died 03/05/2023

Bruce Carol Holden age 67, passed away March 5, 2023 in Raleigh NC after a brief illness. Bruce was born August 9, 1955 to Bert Calloway Holden and Opal Tucker Holden in Stephenville TX, where he grew up. Bruce was most proud of his service to his country, serving in the United S...

Joy Demchock
Joy Demchock

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Age 73 – Died 03/05/2023

Joy Eileen Demchock, 73 a long time resident of Canal Fulton, OH. and then Myrtle Beach SC. passed away Sunday March 5th. Joy was a wife, mother, and grandmother who was absolutely devoted to the ones she loved. Her children were blessed to have her as a stay at home mom for m...

Lynda Jane Ingram
Lynda Jane Ingram

Richlands, North Carolina

Age 61 – Died 03/05/2023

Lynda Jane Ingram gained her angel wings on March 5th, 2023. Her last days on earth were spent with family by her side and prayers from her loved ones near and far. Born on February 11, 1962, of Fort Wayne, IN, daughter of Carroll and Roberta Lockwood. Lynda was a graduate of E...

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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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