Obituaries

2312 obituaries since August 2021

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Richard A Lopez
Richard A Lopez

Durham, North Carolina

Age 83 – Died 02/21/2023


Richard A Lopez, of Durham, North Carolina, passed away on February 21, 2023. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Priscilla Lopez, three children, Andrea (Davis), Tony and Rick Jr, along with his grandson, Zak Davis, his wife Claire and their grandson Sawyer. Rick, as he...

Roderick Sylvis
Roderick Sylvis

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Age 85 – Died 02/20/2023


Arthur Roth
Arthur Roth

Willow Spring, North Carolina

Age 91 – Died 02/19/2023


Whitney Hames Sr.
Whitney Hames Sr.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 82 – Died 02/19/2023


We are sad to announce that our father, grandfather, husband, and friend Whitney Hames Sr has passed away at home on February 19, 2023. Whitney Wayne Hames Sr. was born on March 3, 1940 to Whitney and Ethel Hames of Clawson, Michigan. He married Linda Shields on November 21, 19...

Gary Forbach
Gary Forbach

Durham, North Carolina

Age 75 – Died 02/18/2023


Michelle Haran
Michelle Haran

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 61 – Died 02/18/2023


On February 18, 2023 Michelle passed away at home, surrounded by her family after a short battle with kidney cancer. Michelle is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Marty, daughter Cassie West (Jake), and son Joel Haran (Caroline). She was as strong as they come and fough...

Gary Eugene Quinn
Gary Eugene Quinn

Cary, North Carolina

Age 80 – Died 02/17/2023


Ted Griffith
Ted Griffith

Apex, North Carolina

Age 72 – Died 02/16/2023


Ted Marvin Griffith
Ted Marvin Griffith

Apex, North Carolina

Age 72 – Died 02/16/2023


Ted Marvin Griffith, 72, went to be with the Lord on February 16, 2023. He is survived by his son Ted Griffith and wife Kimberly, his daughter Jessica Taylor and husband Matt, grandchildren Natalie, Anna, Emily, Madelynn, Isabella and Zachary, his mother Patricia Griffith, his br...

Melitta Drow
Melitta Drow

Durham, North Carolina

Age 100 – Died 02/15/2023


Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 57 – Died 02/15/2023


Amy Theresa Ryan, 57, of Raleigh, North Carolina, died February 15 following a long illness. Amy and her twin sister, Bridget, were born in alphabetical order at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, New York on September 21, 1965 (cue the Earth, Wind & Fire song!). After establish...

Henry Obremski
Henry Obremski

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 91 – Died 02/15/2023


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 Solidified Remains

$2875.66

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.

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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

$6081.48

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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