Obituaries

1128 obituaries since August 2021

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David “Keith” Smith
David “Keith” Smith

Wendell, North Carolina

Age 50 – Died 10/27/2022


David “Keith” Smith passed away suddenly on October 27, 2022 at his home. Keith had a large love for music and was a talented musician excelling at the guitar, singing, and song writing. Music was a part of his life for over 35 years and during that time he performed with many lo...

Gregory Allen Ward
Gregory Allen Ward

Apex, North Carolina

Age 70 – Died 10/27/2022


Gregory Allen Ward passed away on October 27, 2022, at the age of 70 after a short battle with cancer. Greg, as he was known to family and friends was born on June 9, 1952, at Fairchild AFB in Washington State. He and his wife Margie have been residents of Apex, NC since 1998. ...

Starr Hamilton
Starr Hamilton

Knightdale, North Carolina

Age 75 – Died 10/26/2022


Our precious mother, Starr Ray Hamilton, received her eternal healing from Jesus on October 26, 2022 at 3:16 PM (John 3:16) She was surrounded by her loving family at home. Starr devoted her life to her children and grandchildren, was known by their friends as kind and always wel...

Catherine Owens
Catherine Owens

Durham, North Carolina

Age 66 – Died 10/26/2022


Jason Ross
Jason Ross

Paris Crossing, Indiana

Age 33 – Died 10/25/2022


Lorraine Lenick
Lorraine Lenick

Cary, North Carolina

Age 79 – Died 10/24/2022


Bessie Price Williams
Bessie Price Williams

Louisburg, North Carolina

Age 95 – Died 10/22/2022


Bessie Price Williams “Bess” May 10, 1927 - October 22, 2022 Louisburg - Bessie Price Williams, 95, died Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Franklin Oaks Nursing and Rehab after a long battle with dementia. Born in Halifax County, NC, she was preceded in death by her parents, Jes...

Marlene  Bissette
Marlene Bissette

Creedmoor, North Carolina

Age 58 – Died 10/20/2022


Marlene Fitzhenry Bissette, age 58, of Creedmoor, NC, was called to heaven on October 20, 2022. Marlene fought bravely, but eventually lost her battle to pancreatic cancer. Marlene married her high school sweetheart, Greg, and they were together for 42 years. Marlene was a wond...

Diane Reese Thomas
Diane Reese Thomas

Cary, North Carolina

Age 71 – Died 10/19/2022


Venelina Vateva
Venelina Vateva

Durham, North Carolina

Age 29 – Died 10/19/2022


Nancy Darlene Adams Wellington
Nancy Darlene Adams Wellington

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Age 65 – Died 10/19/2022


Nancy Darlene Adams Wellington, 65 of Nashville, NC passed away in the early hours on October 19th. She was known to her loved ones as "Darlene". She was born April 15, 1957 and preceded in death by her parents W. C. & Ertie Adams and brother Larry. She leaves behind to cheris...

James Alan McManus
James Alan McManus

Garner, North Carolina

Age 71 – Died 10/17/2022


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

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Direct Cremation

$1196.75

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.

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Cremation with Visitation

$1917.84

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.

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Immediate Burial

$2497.50

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.

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Traditional Funeral

$5866.98

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.

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Green Burial

$3033.75

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.

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Aquamation

$2640.59

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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