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.

William "Dave" Edmonds
William "Dave" Edmonds

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Age 82 – Died 12/04/2022

William David ‘Dave’ Edmonds passed away December 4, 2022 at the age of 82 with family at his side. Dave was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Diane (Siebenlist) Edmonds and his son Daniel. Loving father of Debbie (Jim) O'Rourke, Dave (Susan) Edmonds, Don (Laura) Edmond...

Carol Ware
Carol Ware

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Age 76 – Died 12/02/2022

Carol Gray Margaret Adams Ware August 31, 1946 - December 2, 2022 Carol Gray Margaret Adams Ware, 76, peacefully passed away after a fierce struggle following a heart attack. She was a devoted wife, beloved mother, and adored grandmother and she will be deeply missed by family...

Dr. Roger Hawley Crook
Dr. Roger Hawley Crook

Cary, North Carolina

Age 101 – Died 12/02/2022

Roger Hawley Crook October 5, 1921 - December 2, 2022 The gifts that he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers. -Ephesians 4:11 Dr. Roger Hawley Crook, born on October 5, 1921, near Concord, No...

Pamela Phipps
Pamela Phipps

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 60 – Died 12/02/2022

Pamela Rene Phipps Brown April 10, 1962 - Dec. 2, 2022 Pam was born in Winston-Salem to Charles and Cassie Phipps. When she moved to Raleigh she met her husband Peter Brown in 1984 and is a graduate of North Carolina Sate University with a B.A of History degree. Pam appreciated ...

Callie Lavonia Hawkins
Callie Lavonia Hawkins

Lillington, North Carolina

Age 77 – Died 11/27/2022

Cali Hawkins was survived by her son Ricardo Hawkins, her granddaughter Katrina Hawkins, her grandson Ricardo Hawkins III, her grandson Mark Clark, her grandson Zyeir, her grandson Tyler, her granddaughter Amara, and her granddaughter Callie Rose. She lived a good, long and pros...

Thelma Jean Kendrick
Thelma Jean Kendrick

Wilmington, North Carolina

Age 75 – Died 11/27/2022

December 8, 1946 – November 27, 2022 Jean Kendrick passed to her heavenly home on November 27th after a brief illness. Jean lived every day of her life on this earth in preparation for her arrival in heaven. While on earth, she loved life, but lived in the sure assurance that ...

Jeffrey Owens Monday
Jeffrey Owens Monday

Willow Spring, North Carolina

Age 82 – Died 11/25/2022

Jeffrey Owens Monday, the truest of eternal optimists, has joined our Almighty Father at 82 after a short but courageous battle with cancer on November 25, 2022. Jeffrey was born in May of 1940 to Wilbur and Lillian Monday in Paterson, NJ. He attended Montclair High School and w...

Barbara Cox
Barbara Cox

West Jefferson, North Carolina

Age 81 – Died 11/23/2022

Barbara Cox, 81, of West Jefferson, NC, died in the early afternoon on November 23, 2022. Born to Robert and Vivian Spaulding in 1941, Barbara moved to central Florida in 1959 where she worked for a time in the new and emerging space industry. There, she met and married Lee Cox...

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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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