Obituaries

1995 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.

Crystal Miller
Crystal Miller

Sanford, North Carolina

Age 48 – Died 12/02/2023


Crystal Dawn Miller 48 of Sanford passed away Saturday December 02, 2023, at UNC Hospital .Crystal was a beautiful soul and she will be dearly missed by family and friends. She is survived by her fiancé Jerry Strohl. A daughter Lyndsey Byrd Father Ernest Albright 2 brothers, 2 si...

William Allen Huters, Jr.
William Allen Huters, Jr.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 57 – Died 12/02/2023


William Allen Huters, Jr. of Raleigh died on December 2, 2023 after a prolonged illness. Billy was born in Brevard, N.C. on February 15, 1966. He was the son of the late William Allen Huters, Sr. and the late Nadine Fox Huters. Billy was a graduate of Brevard College and UNC Char...

Michael Houston
Michael Houston

Kinston, North Carolina

Age 58 – Died 12/02/2023


Michael (Mike) Christopher Houston, 58, of Kinston, NC, passed away on December 2, 2023 after a battle with cancer. Mike was born in Boise, Idaho on May 14, 1965. He is preceded in death by his parents Donald Houston and Mary Houston. Mike is survived by his sister Missy Houston....

Al Cadwell
Al Cadwell

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 61 – Died 11/30/2023


Al Cadwell Soli Deo gloria In loving memory of Al Cadwell, 61, who passed away in Raleigh, North Carolina, on November 30, 2023. Al was predeceased by his parents and is survived by his wife, Sook, and two daughters, Hannah and Sarah, along with his brother Loyd. Al was born i...

Edward Miller
Edward Miller

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 65 – Died 11/29/2023


In loving memory of Edward Miller, aged 65 of Raleigh, North Carolina, who passed away peacefully on November 29, 2023. Ed was a devoted husband who shared 42 joyous years with his wife, Patricia Miller. He was a wonderful father to Madelyn, Amanda, and Christina Miller. He was ...

David Guest Smith, Sr.
David Guest Smith, Sr.

Apex, North Carolina

Age 86 – Died 11/28/2023


David Guest Smith, 86, passed away peacefully with family by his side on November 28, 2023 following a short illness. Born August 10, 1937 in Highland Falls, New York to George Perry Smith and Nanette Guest Smith, Dave grew up in Decatur, Illinois. It was here he played sousaphon...

Russell E. Salvatore
Russell E. Salvatore

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 79 – Died 11/27/2023


Russell Edward "Russ" Salvatore of Raleigh passed away peacefully on November 27, 2023. Russ was born May 12, 1944, in Barrington, New Jersey to Ralph Edward Salvatore and Lillian Clayton Salvatore. He graduated from Haddon Heights High School in 1962 and enlisted in the Unite...

Debra Jones
Debra Jones

Lillington, North Carolina

Age 65 – Died 11/27/2023


Debra Ann Jones, age 65, went home to be with the Lord on November 27th, 2023. She was surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her father Ralph Long and her sister Sharon Long. Services will be held on Saturday, January 6th, 2024 at 2:00p.m. at Greater Light ...

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 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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