City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Obituary

William "Rod" Flanary

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Age 72.
Died 09/22/2021.

William "Rod" Flanary
William "Rod" Flanary, M.D. passed away on September 22, 2021 at Hospice Home in Raleigh, NC after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Dorothy Irene Flanary Carrithers and William Edward Flanary on January 23, 1949. His stepdad, Larry Carrithers, survives.
Rod was a brilliant Internal Medicine physician who practiced for 25 years in Grand Rapids, MI and 12 years at the Purdue University Student Health Center in West Lafayette, IN. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Cecele Arrington Flanary and their children, Patrick Flanary (Myrta), Sean Flanary and Matthew Flanary and beloved grandchildren Anabel and Andres. His sisters, Nancy Warmoth (Ron), Priscilla Flanary, Ann McFarland (John), Mary Bowling (Tim) and brothers, Mark Flanary (Elizabeth) and Brian Arrington (Susan). His special Aunt Marty Ray and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
At his request, Rod will be cremated and his ashes returned to Indiana for a memorial gathering at a future date. Memorials in Rod's name may be sent to the Concord Neighborhood Center, Indianapolis, IN. Online condolences to the family may be directed to ceceleflanary@yahoo.com

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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.

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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

$5428.14

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

$2497.50

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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