2004 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.

Theresa L.  Smith
Theresa L. Smith

Sanford, North Carolina

Age 65 – Died 10/01/2023

Theresa Lynn Spalding Smith, 65, of Sanford, passed away on October 1, 2023 at Duke Hospital. Theresa was born in Decatur, Illinois on December 11, 1957 to Bonnie Jean and Walter Lemar Spalding. She was the oldest of their four children. Theresa was raised in Decatur, Illinois. A...

Linda Sprigg Madl
Linda Sprigg Madl

Cary, North Carolina

Age 75 – Died 09/30/2023

Linda Madl, 75, passed away Sept. 30, 2023, at Duke University Medical Center. She was born on October 7, 1947, the daughter of Richard Allen Sprigg and Norma Jean (Coen) Sprigg in Anderson County, Kansas. Her father operated a small construction company, so she grew up in severa...

Millicent L. Amitrano
Millicent L. Amitrano

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Age 100 – Died 09/29/2023

Millicent L. Amitrano (October 23, 1922 – September 29, 2023) Millicent (Millie) Louise Amitrano, Chapel Hill, NC Formerly of Pine Street Franklinville NY, died in Chapel Hill, NC after a long illness. Born October 23, 1922 in Franklinville she was the daughter of Peter Martin...

Margaret Julien McLaughlin
Margaret Julien McLaughlin

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 91 – Died 09/28/2023

Margaret Julien McLaughlin, 91, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2023 at Transitions LifeCare of Raleigh, North Carolina. Born February 17, 1932 in Cook County, Illinois to the late John Julien and Margaret Whitlatch Julien. Margaret was preceded in death by her loving husband...

Mi Xie
Mi Xie

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Age 58 – Died 09/28/2023

It is with heavy hearts that we share the peaceful passing of Mi Xie on September 28, 2023, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Mi, beloved wife, mother, and friend, touched the lives of those around her with her joy and unwavering strength. Born on April 21, 1965, ...

Gilbert Moses Oakley, Jr.
Gilbert Moses Oakley, Jr.

Durham, North Carolina

Age 76 – Died 09/25/2023

Celebration of Life October 13, 2023, 2pm St. Michael’s Episcopal Church 1520 Canterbury Road Raleigh, North Carolina 27608 Gilbert Moses Oakley Jr., 76, of Durham, NC, passed away on September 25, 2023 at UNC Chapel Hill after a battle with pulmonary fibrosis, surrounded by his...

Keena T Morris
Keena T Morris

Clayton, North Carolina

Age 60 – Died 09/25/2023

Keena Tyler Morris, 60, of Clayton, North Carolina, passed away on September 25, 2023. Keena was a loving mother, friend, and wife who never wavered in times of crisis. She dedicated 20 years of her life to Sysco Foods, where she held positions in Human Resources and Payroll. Kee...

Harriette Ann Preston Baker
Harriette Ann Preston Baker

Cary, North Carolina

Age 84 – Died 09/21/2023

HARRIETTE ANN PRESTON BAKER June 16, 1939 – September 21, 2023 Harriette “Ann” Preston Baker, 84, of Cary, NC, and formerly of Findlay, OH, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 21, 2023, with her family, and her loyal dog Brownie, by her side. Ann was born ...

Our Promise

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 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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