2092 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.

David Earl Harrison
David Earl Harrison

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 70 – Died 12/19/2023

David Earl Harrison was born in 1953 to E.D. and Nellie Harrison, one of four brothers (along with James, Richard and Paul). Growing up on the family farm, David was a voracious reader from an early age. He was active in the Boy Scouts, eventually joining the Order of the Arrow. ...

Linnette Roberts
Linnette Roberts

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 49 – Died 12/18/2023

Linnette Marie Roberts, also known as Nettie, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2023, at the age of 49 in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was born on November 22, 1974, in Sandusky, Ohio. Linnette was a beloved mother, partner, and friend who leaves behind cherished and beautif...

Ronald Edwin Farrar
Ronald Edwin Farrar

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Age 84 – Died 12/18/2023

Ronald Edwin Farrar, age 84, passed away at home in Wake Forest, NC, on December 18, 2023. Ron was born on December 25, 1938, in Keysville, Virginia. He was the youngest son of Walter Edwin Farrar, a Baptist minister, and Helen Wheeler Farrar. Ron followed in his father’s footste...

Don D. Pickering
Don D. Pickering

Heuvelton, New York

Age 72 – Died 12/17/2023

4-26-1951 - 12/17/2023 Don D. Pickering of Apex, NC and Heuvelton, NY passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 17, 2023. He was preceded by his parents Donald H. and Margaret Pickering, sister, Diane Ruckdeschel and infant son Donald George. He is survived by his wife of 53 y...

Vivian Delores Smith
Vivian Delores Smith

Zebulon, North Carolina

Age 73 – Died 12/15/2023

Vivian Delores Smith, age 73, was born to the late Alfred Mitchell and Daisey Christine Nolley on March 8, 1950. She departed this earthly life on December 15, 2023 after a battle with cancer. A Memorial Service will be held on December 29, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the William Toney...

Susan Foster
Susan Foster

Erwin, North Carolina

Age 48 – Died 12/12/2023

Susan Faye Foster 5/2/75- 12/12/23 Psalm 34:18. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Susan was a wife, mother, friend, sister and her favorite title of all, a Nana. She was met at Heavens gate on December 12,2023. She was met by her...

Kathryn  Haggis
Kathryn Haggis

Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Age 31 – Died 12/11/2023

Kathryn Ja'Sheryl Haggis, 31, of Rocky Mount, N.C. entered her Heavenly Home on December 11, 2023. She is survived by her Adoring Mother, Lori Jill McLeod and Robert, Beloved Brother, Kienan Haggis, Auntie JJ Haggis, Uncle Georgie and Aunt Christy Haggis, Cousins Jasmine Cherry, ...

Victoria  Garrow
Victoria Garrow

Statesville, North Carolina

Age 75 – Died 12/08/2023

On December 8th 2023, Victoria Garrow went peacefully home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She spent her final days surrounded by her family. She is predeceased by her father Kenneth Watts, and her mother Barbara Watts. She joins her husband of 56 years James "Craig"...

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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.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


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.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


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.

Cremation with Visitation


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.

Immediate Burial


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.

Traditional Funeral


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.

Green Burial


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.



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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