Obituaries

1128 obituaries since August 2021

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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...

George Allen Straub
George Allen Straub

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 85 – Died 05/15/2022


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...

Michael Kilday
Michael Kilday

Garner, North Carolina

Age 74 – Died 05/15/2022


Angel Millan
Angel Millan

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 33 – Died 05/14/2022


Patricia Anne Szymanski
Patricia Anne Szymanski

Cary, North Carolina

Age 70 – Died 05/14/2022


Mark Allen Creel
Mark Allen Creel

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 66 – Died 05/14/2022


German Ponce Medina
German Ponce Medina

Greensboro, North Carolina

Age 44 – Died 05/13/2022


Elizabeth Pearson
Elizabeth Pearson

Middlesex, North Carolina

Age 88 – Died 05/13/2022


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...

Jack William Horton
Jack William Horton

Holly Springs, North Carolina

Age 85 – Died 05/12/2022


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...

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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