Obituaries

1318 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.

Shanta Rajagopalan
Shanta Rajagopalan

RALEIGH, North Carolina

Age 83 – Died 05/10/2023


Shanta (Rao) Rajagopalan, 83, of Durham North Carolina died peacefully on May 10, 2023 at Abbottswood at Stonehenge in Raleigh. Shanta was born the second of four children in Madras (now Chennai), India on August 4, 1939. She married Koluvail Vayasara Rajagopalan in January, 19...

Gleaton Forman Rickenbaker, Jr.
Gleaton Forman Rickenbaker, Jr.

Columbia, South Carolina

Age 89 – Died 05/10/2023


Gleaton Foreman Rickenbaker, Jr. (89), died peacefully on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Transitions Hospice in Raleigh, NC. Gleaton was born in Charleston, SC, on December 14, 1933 to Gleaton Foreman Rickenbaker, Sr., and Pauline Lois Fender Rickenbaker. He attended Chicora High ...

Michael Cannone
Michael Cannone

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 55 – Died 05/09/2023


Mike was employed by and a resident of Parkwood Village Apartments, Raleigh, NC where he made many friends he considered his NC family. He was born and raised in Schodack, NY where he graduated from Maple Hill High School. Mike was predeceased by his parents Anthony (Lee) Cannone...

Phyllis J. Smith
Phyllis J. Smith

Cary, North Carolina

Age 94 – Died 05/08/2023


Cary - Phyllis Joyce Smith, 94, passed peacefully from this life on May 8, 2023, surrounded by her children, to join her husband James L. Smith. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Phyllis was an accounting supervisor at Liberty Mutual before becoming a stay-at-home mom for her three chil...

Sophia Samusevich Ceppos
Sophia Samusevich Ceppos

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 100 – Died 05/08/2023


Sophia Samusevich Ceppos, 100, of Raleigh, NC passed away May 8th, 2023 at Hillcrest Raleigh Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center. Sophia was born April 1, 1923 in Joliet, IL to the late Fyodor (Peter) and Paraska (Pearl) Samusevich. Surviving are her son Larry A. Ceppos and wi...

Patricia Ann Lytwynec
Patricia Ann Lytwynec

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 61 – Died 05/04/2023


Patricia Ann Lytwynec passed away peacefully May 4, 2023 at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, North Carolina after a brief illness. She was born April 24, 1962, in Little Falls New York, the youngest daughter of Joseph and Agnes Murphy Lytwynec. She attended school in both Il...

Daniel Killough
Daniel Killough

Willow Spring, North Carolina

Age 67 – Died 05/03/2023


Willow Spring, NC - Daniel Killough, 67, died May 3rd. Dan was the son of Ruby Pat Morris and Willard Hemby Killough, Sr. Surviving, are his wife Deborah Welch, his stepchildren Tripp Engel, Katy Hill, Shelly Cathcart, Hillary Geen, Airy Engel, and 13 grandchildren. He is also...

Lisa Marie Yanez
Lisa Marie Yanez

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Age 50 – Died 05/02/2023


Lisa Marie Yanez Obituary, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Lisa Marie Yanez, beloved mother, sister, and daughter, passed unexpectedly on May 2, 2023. Lisa is survived by her two children, Zachary (12) and Addison Yanez (10), her parents Katherine Spiess and Mark Spiess, and by her...

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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

$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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