Obituaries

1128 obituaries since August 2021

We’re honored to be able to provide every family that chooses City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremations a free-of-charge, shareable online obituary to honor their loved ones as well as an easy-to-use platform that allows them to update it in their own time. Here are recent obituaries that families have posted. If you’re looking for a specific obituary, you can search above, or view all obituaries here.

Anna Scotko Scovern
Anna Scotko Scovern

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 63 – Died 01/31/2023


Joy filled, loving, and caring Anna Scovern peacefully went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 31st 2023. She made the Journey surrounded by family in her home in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was born in Karthaus, Pennsylvania on July 12th, 1959. She is...

Arthur Albin
Arthur Albin

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Age 92 – Died 01/30/2023


On January 30, 2023, Arthur Francis Albin of Chapel Hill, NC passed away at his Carolina Meadows home at the age of 92. His loving and dedicated wife Theresa Keller Albin was at his side. Arthur was born in New York City on September 4th, 1930 to Robert F. Albin and Gertrude Kra...

Sharon Lanier
Sharon Lanier

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 89 – Died 01/28/2023


Sharon Lanier, April 4, 1934–January 28, 2023 She was born In Duplin County, North Carolina to Herbert and Piccola Lanier. She was very popular in high school, a star athlete, and President of her senior class. Summers were spent at Topsail Beach and Catherine’s Lake, transpor...

Duane Allen Mallows
Duane Allen Mallows

Garner, North Carolina

Age 61 – Died 01/25/2023


Duane joins his mother Elaine, uncles Jim and Henry, and two of his brothers, Gene and Kevin, and a few dive buddies in the great beyond. He leaves behind him his wife, his father, two brothers and their families, an assortment of nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand neph...

Russell Gene Lawson
Russell Gene Lawson

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Age 90 – Died 01/25/2023


Russell Gene Lawson, 90, Wake Forest, North Carolina., formerly of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023. Russell was born July 20th, 1932, in Sonora, Kentucky, the son of the late Hardin Emit Lawson and Alma Ellen (Price) Lawson. Growing up in Son...

Susan S. Haney-Montague
Susan S. Haney-Montague

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 74 – Died 01/24/2023


Susan Montague went to be with her Lord on January 24, 2023. Susan was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 1948 to Merle C. and Virginia Garrett Southall, who predeceased her. Upon graduation from Albemarle School and Watson Beauty School in Charlottesville, Susan b...

Scotti Arrowood
Scotti Arrowood

Roxboro, North Carolina

Age 44 – Died 01/21/2023


Age 44 Father of Bryan Arrowood, son of Gale Smith(Lester) and the late Jack Arrowood, brother of Brandon Arrowood(Elsie), Special great Aunt Marie Wade, 2 uncles Roger Wade(Pam) & Billy Wade, and a host of cousins. Preceded in death by Grandparents Travis and Betty Wade and gr...

Ruth Marsh
Ruth Marsh

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 91 – Died 01/19/2023


Ruth Runge Marsh July 25, 1931 - January 19, 2023 Ruth Runge Marsh, 91, died peacefully, surrounded by her family at Springmoor’s health center in Raleigh, NC on January 19, 2023. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, David Heston Marsh, and her daughter, Connie. Ruth...

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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.

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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.


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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

$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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