2286 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.

Edward (Ed) M Strong
Edward (Ed) M Strong

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Age 83 – Died 02/22/2024

Edward Maurice Strong, Ed, was born on July 22, 1940 in Westford, New York, to James and Alma Strong and was one of four children. After graduating from Draper Central School he entered the United States Air Force, where he served for 20 years nationally and internationally. ...

Gloria Celestine Skidmore
Gloria Celestine Skidmore

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 101 – Died 02/20/2024

SUNRISE SUNSET November 24,1922 February 20,2024 Gloria Celestine Skidmore, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 20, 2024 at the beautiful age of 101 years old. She was...

Kathleen Pias
Kathleen Pias

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 79 – Died 02/19/2024

Kathleen Clower Pias, a longtime resident of Lake Charles, LA and most recently of Raleigh, NC, died peacefully on Feb 19, 2024, with her family at her side after a brief battle with pneumonia. Born at 4lbs on Feb 14, 1945, to a farmer and a schoolteacher Mary and Prentiss Clower...

David  Yeary
David Yeary

Madison, North Carolina

Age 72 – Died 02/19/2024

David L Yeary 72, from Ravenna Ohio and currently resided in Madison, NC, passed away Monday February 19th 2024 at UNC Chapel Hill Hospital. He was born July 15,1951 to Lavada Williams and Jr Lovejoy, but Ernest And Mary (Granny) Yeary raised him. David loved his home state alwa...

Roger Fites
Roger Fites

Cary, North Carolina

Age 87 – Died 02/19/2024

Roger Carl Fites was born on January 2, 1937 to Flossie and Carl Fites in Mishawaka, Indiana. After high school, he served for 2 years in the Navy. He then went to Purdue University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science . He continued his education at the University of Illino...

Rosa Evans Grissom
Rosa Evans Grissom

Hope Mills, North Carolina

Age 72 – Died 02/18/2024

Rosa Evans Grissom, 72 of Hope Mills, NC passed away on Sunday, February 18th, 2024 with her family by her side. Rosa graced this earth with her birth on April 22, 1951 in Fayetteville, NC to Laymon and Naomi Evans (Cain). Rosa had a profound love for the Lord, her family, frie...

Joe Korst
Joe Korst

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 90 – Died 02/16/2024

Joe Korst never met a stranger. He only met future friends. The legacy of Joe Korst is LOVE. As children, he told us: “the greatest gift a Father can give to his children is to love their mother.” And in that regard, Dad was the world record holder! Thank you, Dad!! Their l...

Gerry Nicodemus
Gerry Nicodemus

Knightdale, North Carolina

Age 54 – Died 02/15/2024

Gerry Reed Nicodemus died peacefully surround by family February 15, 2024 after a 3 year battle of cancer, at 54 years old, in Knightdale, NC He was born on April 17, 1969 in Altoona, PA, the son of Glenn and Shirley Davinsizer Nicodemus. Preceded in death by his father, Glenn,...

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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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