Obituaries

1620 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.

Myrtle Magdalene (Maggie) Baker Farris
Myrtle Magdalene (Maggie) Baker Farris

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 89 – Died 06/06/2023


Maggie Baker Farris, age 89, went home to be with Jesus on June 6, 2023. Maggie was born in Fairfax County, VA, on February 6, 1934, to Jesse and Vessie Baker. She graduated from Bramwell High School, Bramwell, WV, in 1952. She went on to marry Bobby Lee Farris and spent 22 yea...

Mary Melie
Mary Melie

Durham, North Carolina

Age 56 – Died 06/06/2023


Mary Julia Melie died on June 6, 2023 following a short battle with cancer. Mary was born in Wilmington, DE on August 9, 1966. She attended Mount Pleasant High School (Wilmington, DE) and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA, NY). Chef Mary worked in restaurants in Pennsylvan...

Mary Nell Averett Young
Mary Nell Averett Young

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 84 – Died 06/04/2023


Mary Nell Young passed away at 84 in Raleigh, NC in the care of Val’s Place nursing home on June 4, 2023. She was born on April 7, 1939 in Monroe, Louisiana and grew up in West Monroe and graduated from West Monroe High School. Earning degrees from ULM in Liberal Arts and from L...

Helen S. Tugwell
Helen S. Tugwell

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 96 – Died 06/03/2023


Helen Sturgeon Tugwell, 96, died June 3, 2023 at UNC Rex Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on January 24, 1927, to George and Lucy Sturgeon. She attended school in both Kentucky and North Carolina, followed by East Carolina Teachers Col...

Eric  Beach
Eric Beach

Willow Spring, North Carolina

Age 65 – Died 06/01/2023


Eric A. Beach, age 65, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones at UNC Rex Hospital. Eric was born in Troy, NY, on October 6, 1957, to Shirley and Dale Beach and grew up in Latham, NY. He graduated from Shaker High School and received an Associate in A...

Charles  Mitchell
Charles Mitchell

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 31 – Died 05/31/2023


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Charles “Charlie” Douglas Mitchell. Charlie was born September 4, 1991 to Lisa and Darrell (deceased) Mitchell in Raleigh NC. He enjoyed a very happy childhood with his sister, Molly and close family members. He will be gre...

Charlotte Cadieu Heath
Charlotte Cadieu Heath

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 80 – Died 05/31/2023


Charlotte Cadieu Heath, 80, of Raleigh, NC, passed away in the early morning hours of May 31, 2023, in the arms of her husband of 60 years. In 2021, Charlotte was diagnosed with a rare, neurological disease called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). These last two years have be...

David Hollandsworth
David Hollandsworth

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 69 – Died 05/27/2023


David Luther Hollandsworth passed peacefully at home with family by his side on Saturday, May 27, 2023. Born on September 21, 1953 in Winston Salem, David was the second of 4 children to his parents Dr. Luther Clarence Hollandsworth and Mary King. Music was a common fixtur...

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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.

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

$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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