Obituaries

2086 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.

Gordon Warren Whitney Jr.
Gordon Warren Whitney Jr.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 77 – Died 04/09/2024


Gordon Warren Whitney Jr. September 24, 1946 - April 9, 2024 Raleigh, NC Gordon Warren Whitney Jr., 77, died from Lewy Body Dementia on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 in Raleigh, NC. He was surrounded by family, friends, and love in his final weeks. Loved ones describe Gordon as a gen...

James ‘Jim’ Serine, Jr.
James ‘Jim’ Serine, Jr.

Durham, North Carolina

Age 72 – Died 04/05/2024


James ‘Jim’ Serine Jr., 72, of Durham, NC, passed away on April 5, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of coaching and laughter. Jim was born in Dunmore, PA on March 26, 1952 to parents Rose and Jim Serine Sr. where he grew up with his twin brothers, Harry and Sam, and his sister, Ros...

Debra VanAlstyne
Debra VanAlstyne

Ramseur, North Carolina

Age 69 – Died 04/01/2024


Debra was a fun, loving, and down to earth woman. She loved her children and grand children. She was pre deceased by her husband Robert VanAlstyne, she leaves behind her daughters Jennifer Street, Tanya Hughes, and step daughter Kathleen Moore. She also has 4 grand children Ashle...

Marilyn Basinger
Marilyn Basinger

Franklinton, North Carolina

Age 81 – Died 04/01/2024


Marilyn Basinger, age 81, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 1st, 2024, while being cared for in the home of her daughter Donna. A current resident of Franklinton, North Carolina, and Born on October 3rd, 1942, she lived a life full of love, laughter, and dedication to her f...

Lavonne Lloyd
Lavonne Lloyd

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 76 – Died 03/29/2024


Lavonne Morman Lloyd was the eighth of nine children born to the late Ira James and Bessie Hester Morman. She was born November 23, 1947, in Washington, D.C., where she also completed her elementary and secondary education. Her career started at the Library of Congress as a type...

Liudmyla Hrytsenko
Liudmyla Hrytsenko

Cary, North Carolina

Age 86 – Died 03/25/2024


On March 25, a talented teacher, a wonderful woman, a caring mother, a person whose actions and deeds came from the soul, from the heart LYUDMILA GRITSENKO passed into Eternity. Lyudmila lived her life honestly and with dignity. She taught English to Ukrainian children for 50 yea...

Peter Passantino
Peter Passantino

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolin

Age 80 – Died 03/25/2024


Peter Benjamin Passantino of Fuquay-Varina N.C. passed away peacefully with his children at his side at the age of 80 on March 25, 2024. Born on November 23, 1943. Peter was welcomed into eternal rest by his loving wife who passed away on July 4, 2015, Mamie Passantino along with...

James Smith
James Smith

Apex, North Carolina

Age 76 – Died 03/24/2024


James P. Smith passed away at the age of 76 at WakeMed Cary hospital in Cary, North Carolina. James (Jim) Smith was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and lived in North Carolina only a few years before moving to Illinois where he spent the majority of his life. He attended Unive...

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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 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

$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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