2000 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.

Beatrice DiGiacobbe
Beatrice DiGiacobbe

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Age 98 – Died 06/10/2022

DiGiacobbe, Beatrice A., 98, was called home on June 10, 2022. She is survived by her sister Gloria, her nieces Diane and Leslie, and her nephews Brad, Steve and A.J. Always quick to smile with contagious laughter, Bea enriched the lives of all of those around her. She adored her...

Stephen Ronald Fitzhenry
Stephen Ronald Fitzhenry

Holly Springs, North Carolina

Age 82 – Died 06/09/2022

Stephen Ronald Fitzhenry, age 82, went home to be with our Heavenly Father and his beloved wife of 48 years, Lorraine Mazza Fitzhenry. Stephen, a first-generation Irish American, son of the late William and Bridget Fitzhenry and the youngest of nine brothers. He was born in Pitts...

Clark Hicks
Clark Hicks

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 53 – Died 06/09/2022

DONNELL ‘CLARK’ HICKS December 26, 1968 – June 9, 2022 Donnell ‘Clark’ Hicks, Mr. Fix-it, music maker, and rambling man, left this earth on Friday, June 9, 2022. Clark was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, 6-minutes after his twin brother, Dennis ‘Mark’ Hicks, to their late pare...

Hillary C Russell
Hillary C Russell

Portsmouth, Virginia

Age 72 – Died 06/08/2022

Hillary, 72, died unexpectedly 8 June 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband Curt, her parents Kelly and Sybil Butler, and her brother Patrick Butler. She is survived by her son Thomas Young and her sisters Della, Kathleen, and Pamela Butler. In lieu of flowers donatio...

Marian Lucille McLaughlin Morris
Marian Lucille McLaughlin Morris

Angier, North Carolina

Age 89 – Died 06/06/2022

Marian Morris, formerly of Latrobe PA, passed away on June 6, 2022 at her home in Angier NC. She was preceded in death by her parents Edith Thompson and Robert Scott McLaughlin and her husband Albert E. Morris. She leaves behind sister Sylvia McLaughlin, brother Scott (Renee) McL...

Charles Higginbotham
Charles Higginbotham

Cary, North Carolina

Age 90 – Died 06/06/2022

Charles William Higginbotham of Cary, NC, died on June 6, 2022, at Brookdale Senior Living in Cary, NC. He was 90 years old. Born on November 12, 1931, in Glasgow, Kentucky, Charles spent much of his youth in Park City, Kentucky. He was the oldest child of Elmer and Iva Higginbo...

Kristin Edwards Montes
Kristin Edwards Montes

Morrisville, North Carolina

Age 48 – Died 06/05/2022

Kristin Elizabeth Edwards Montes, 48, Morrisville, NC, beloved daughter, wife, and mother left this world on June 5, 2022 after an arduous battle with colon cancer. Her family will be forever heartbroken. She leaves behind her parents, Vivian Bowman-Edwards and Steven Edwards, ...

Joseph Denton Sobsey
Joseph Denton Sobsey

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 69 – Died 06/05/2022

Joseph Sobsey, Beloved Son, Partner, Brother, Uncle, Cousin and Friend has Died Joseph Denton Sobsey, 69, of Raleigh, NC passed away on June 5th, 2022, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Joe passed while being wonderfully cared for by the loving, compassionate staff ...

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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