Obituaries

230 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.

Pejavar Bhasker Rao
Pejavar Bhasker Rao

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 84 – Died 11/13/2021


On Saturday November 13, 2021, Pejavar Bhasker Rao passed away at the age of 84, peacefully and at home surrounded by his loved ones. Bhasker was known for his unflagging zeal for calling family and friends to wish them well on birthdays and anniversaries. He enjoyed the simple p...

Gloria Barber
Gloria Barber

Youngsville, North Carolina

Age 75 – Died 11/09/2021


Gloria E. Barber, age 75, of Stephens Glen, Youngsville, NC died November 9 at her home. Arrangements are with City of Oaks Funeral Home in Raleigh. Gloria was born September 12, 1946, in the Town of Lorraine, NY, daughter of Alfred and Florence Elliott. She graduated from Manns...

Brian James Messina
Brian James Messina

Cary, North Carolina

Age 26 – Died 11/06/2021


Brian James Messina, age 26, of Cary, NC, died on November 6, 2021 of a drug overdose while traveling in Colombia, South America. A 2018 summa cum laude graduate of North Carolina State University, Brian completed a double major in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Spani...

Jordan Anne Smith
Jordan Anne Smith

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 48 – Died 11/04/2021


Jordan Anne Smith October 7, 1973 - November 4, 2021 Raleigh , North Carolina - Jordan Anne Smith, 48, of Raleigh, passed away peacefully on November 4th, 2021 at UNC Rex Healthcare. She was born October 7th, 1973 in Richmond, VA to Gretchen Fracher Hardage and John Jordan Smit...

Ivan Miguel Pastrana-Vega
Ivan Miguel Pastrana-Vega

Angiel, North Carolina

Age 18 – Died 10/31/2021


As a parent you never imagine losing a child, planning a funeral, or picking out the last outfit your child will wear but unfortunately for us that is what we are left to do. We are completely broken and beside our selves with grief and loss but like Kayly said “mom we will get t...

Gregory Stephens
Gregory Stephens

Apex, North Carolina

Age 70 – Died 10/31/2021


Greg was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 16, 1951 to the late Willard Earl Stephens and Jane R Stephens, and passed peacefully after a short illness. He will be dearly missed and forever loved by his wife, Suzanne; son Kirk and wife Terri; son William and partner Ker...

Peggy Anne Gillikin "PG" Beaman
Peggy Anne Gillikin "PG" Beaman

Raleigh , North Carolina

Age 91 – Died 10/30/2021


Peggy Anne Gillikin “PG” Beaman, formally of Greensboro, NC, was born in New Bern, North Carolina on August 10, 1930 to the late Ernest and Annie Mae Fulcher Gillikin. Surrounded by the love of her family, PG’s last days, like her life, were filled with family, laughter, and musi...

Mary Brummels
Mary Brummels

Rougemont, North Carolina

Age 56 – Died 10/29/2021


Flora "Flo" Anna Bowers passed on Friday October 29, 2021. She was born in Illinois on December 9, 1964 to Anna Crosslen and Harvey Bowers and was the middle child of three. Flo was full of life and lived her life the way she wanted to live it. She is very loved and will be mis...

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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.

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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

$5428.14

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

$2497.50

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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