2198 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.

Jean Paulette (Sparks) French
Jean Paulette (Sparks) French

Apex, North Carolina

Age 51 – Died 05/18/2022

Jean was the daughter of Edith and the late Edward Sparks, and the sister of Kathy Wyrick, Teresa Kelly, and Marsha Sparks. She was the mother of Abigail and Erin French, and the grandmother of Raelynn Davis. She was the aunt of Sarah Kelly, Jared Wyrick, Chad Wyrick, and Amy Wyr...

Suzette Marie Miles
Suzette Marie Miles

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 75 – Died 05/17/2022

On Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, Suzette Marie Miles, beloved mother of three, passed away at age 75. Suzette was born and raised in Buffalo, NY with parents Estelle and Al Franzek. Suzette is survived by three children: Anne Marie Miles, Todd William Miles, and Chantelle Louise Mil...

William Benjamin Tedrow
William Benjamin Tedrow

Edenton, North Carolina

Age 38 – Died 05/16/2022

On 5/16/22 Ben Tedrow of Edenton, NC lost his first fight ever of our 17 year marriage. It certainly wasn't for lack of trying. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Ben was an amazing and funny guy. He was an incredible husband, father, son, grandson, brother, and fri...

Luke Celeste
Luke Celeste

Smithfield, North Carolina

Age 88 – Died 05/15/2022

Luke Celeste, most recently of Smithfield NC, formerly of Avenel, NJ, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2022 at the age of 88. Always a jokester, Luke kept the staff (most recently) of Meadowview Assisted Living laughing. The stories of his family and loved ones were kept close...

Johnnie “Mike” Michael Marshall
Johnnie “Mike” Michael Marshall

Spring Hope, North Carolina

Age 64 – Died 05/13/2022

Johnnie Michael Marshall, 64, of Spring Hope passed away suddenly on Friday, May 13, 2022. Johnnie was born on August 20, 1957 to Johnny and Jean Marshall of Spring Hope. In 1980, Johnnie met Valerie Johnson and they were married in 1986. Johnnie and Valerie went on to have a s...

Dennis Cook
Dennis Cook

New Hill, North Carolina

Age 69 – Died 05/12/2022

On the morning of May 12, 2022, Dennis Cook of New Hill lost his long battle with cancer at the age of 69. Dennis was a native of Newport News, Virginia and a graduate of both William & Mary and Roger Williams University. He had a long career in the IT industry primarily at Nor...

Mary Noell Ziles
Mary Noell Ziles

Wilmington, North Carolina

Age 76 – Died 05/11/2022

Mary Noell Ziles, (76), passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Private family celebration of life will be held at a later date. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gregory Eugene “Greg” Ziles. Noell is survived by her daughters, Dr. Lindsey Goldberg and husband, Josh of Ra...

Larry Marlin Moser
Larry Marlin Moser

Cary, North Carolina

Age 84 – Died 05/11/2022

July 13, 1937 – May 11, 2022, Larry Marlin Moser, of Cary, NC, was 84 when he passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family. Larry was born in Tarentum, PA in 1937 to the late Oakley and Marie Dubois Moser. He came from a large family with 3 brothers and 3 sisters. L...

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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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