Obituaries

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.

Joseph Michael Melodia, Jr.
Joseph Michael Melodia, Jr.

Franklinton, North Carolina

Age 74 – Died 12/07/2023


Joseph Melodia passed on Dec. 7, 2023 at the age of 74. He was under the care of the Durham VA hospice. An Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, he suffered three diseases directly caused by exposure to Agent Orange. He is survived by his wife Barbara, step-daughter Cameron and ...

Gerald Wichmann
Gerald Wichmann

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 79 – Died 12/07/2023


Gerald W. Wichmann, 79, of Raleigh, North Carolina, and formerly of Battle Creek, Michigan, died on Dec 7, 2023, surrounded by his loving family, after a brief battle with lymphoma. Gerry was born to Werner and Alice Wichmann in Chicago, Illinois on September 19, 1944. He was th...

Elaine Joan Zisek
Elaine Joan Zisek

Cary, North Carolina

Age 84 – Died 12/07/2023


Elaine Joan Zisek, age 84, died peacefully in North Carolina among family and friends on December 07, 2023. Elaine is survived by her son Jim Zisek, her daughter in-law Katherine, as well as her four grandchildren, Emma Blair (Zisek), Ethan, Sarah, and John. She is preceded in d...

Nathan James Kimble
Nathan James Kimble

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 16 – Died 12/04/2023


Nathan James Kimble, 16, of Raleigh, North Carolina, passed away on December 4th, 2023. Born on February 15th, 2007, Nathan was deeply loved by his parents Kyle and Laura Kimble and his siblings Jonah, Luke, Sam, and Evelyn. Nathan was a student at Saint Thomas More Academy - R...

Barbara Jean Brunner
Barbara Jean Brunner

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 78 – Died 12/04/2023


Barbara Jean Brunner was born on May 15, 1945 in Durham, NC and passed away on December 4, 2024 in Raleigh, NC. Barbara was raised in Roanoke Rapids, NC by her grandmother for the first ten years of her life and then moved to Richmond, VA to live with her mother. She married youn...

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....

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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

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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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