Obituaries

2099 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.

James Roba Fowler, Jr.
James Roba Fowler, Jr.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 88 – Died 01/02/2024


On January 2nd, 2024, James Roba Fowler, Jr. ("Jim"), 88, went from his earthly home to his heavenly home after a courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Jim was born in Bicoe, NC on Oct. 13, 1935. He is a Wake Forest University graduate, a US Army Veteran and had a 30-year c...

Sam Tompkins Walter, Jr.
Sam Tompkins Walter, Jr.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 85 – Died 12/31/2023


Sam Tompkins Walter, Jr. January 15, 1938 -- December 31, 2023 Sam Tompkins Walter, Jr. was born in Columbia, SC on January 15, 1938. He is the son of the late Sam Tompkins Walter and Alma Bunch Walter. Throughout his life, he was known as Tom or Tommy to friends and family....

Betty Rabon Price
Betty Rabon Price

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Age 83 – Died 12/28/2023


Betty Rabon Price Brunswick County, NC Native Age 83-Died 12/28/2023 Betty Price, 83, born in Southport, NC, passed away in Raleigh after a brief illness. Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Joseph A. Price, Sr., her parents Royce and Letha Rabon, and sibli...

Marjorie Jackson Wiggins
Marjorie Jackson Wiggins

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 88 – Died 12/26/2023


Marjorie Love Jackson Wiggins, 88, of Raleigh, passed away December 26, 2023 after a long illness surrounded by her family. She was born in Sampson County, North Carolina on August 12, 1935 to Jasper Dempsey Jackson and Florrie Elizabeth Marshburn Jackson. A graduate and lifelo...

Josephine Eads Simpson
Josephine Eads Simpson

Cary, North Carolina

Age 87 – Died 12/26/2023


Josephine Eads Simpson, born February 9th, 1936 passed from this life to her Heavenly home on December 25, 2023 at home in Cary, NC.   Jo is survived by her daughters Terri Manns (Voris) of Apex, NC, Nancy Simpson (Michael) of Holly Springs, NC, sons David (Sandra) of Greensbor...

Suzanne Cherry
Suzanne Cherry

Cary, North Carolina

Age 89 – Died 12/26/2023


CHERRY, Suzanne Elsa (Nee Held), age 89 of Raleigh, NC died on December 26, 2023. Born April 1, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Carl William Held and Mary Agnes Dengel. A 1951 graduate of Academy HS, Erie, PA, Suzanne began her career at General Electric. She had a sharp, c...

Sylvia Carlisle
Sylvia Carlisle

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Age 86 – Died 12/26/2023


Sylvia Carlisle, age 86, was called home to the arms of Jesus after a battle with various health issues on Tuesday, December 26th. Preceded in death were her parents, Harry and Betty Berger, and her husband Philip Carlisle, Sr. Other surviving family members include her three ...

John Allan Braun
John Allan Braun

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Age 80 – Died 12/22/2023


John Allan Braun July 4, 1943 - December 22, 2023 Born July 4, 1943 in Miami, Florida, John was the son of the late Harry Edwin (“Bud”) Braun and Helen Ryan Braun. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his sister Margaret Ryan Buffkin, and brothers William “Bill” Brau...

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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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