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Direct Cremation

Direct or Simple Cremation

When calling another funeral home to compare cost, it is important to ask how much the total invoice will be after they add in the cost of the alternative container (required by the crematory), Certified Death Certificates, an urn and the NC Sales Tax.

The simple cremation service we provide includes the following:

  • Basic service of funeral director and staff
  • Transfer of remains
  • Alternative container (cardboard container)
  • Crematory fee
  • Three (3) Certified Death Certificates
  • Wooden rectangular shaped urn
  • NC Sales Tax

If you find any of our services less expensive on a current General Price List provided to you by another licensed funeral home in Wake County, NC, we will match the cost of that item and discount it by an additional 10%.

A Direct or Simple Cremation does not traditionally include a memorial service; however, the Funeral Director working with your family will be able to assist you with ideas or ways to celebrate your loved one’s life. The Funeral Director will discuss with you countless ways to honor, pay tribute or commemorate your loved one’s life at no additional charge.

We assist families throughout North Carolina and do NOT charge an additional mileage fee.

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.

Our Promise

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.

Other Services

If cremation isn't right for your loved one, we have other services available:

We believe strongly in being straightforward with the families we serve. That's why we present all prices up-front, with taxes and fees already included.

During a time of grief, the last thing your family wants is to have to price shop.