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.

Keda Harvell Olive
Keda Harvell Olive

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 79 – Died 01/17/2024

Keda Harvell Olive, 79, born on March 2, 1945 in Raleigh, passed peacefully in her home on January 17, 2024. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Autry Olive Sr.; parents, Erma Wilkins Harvell and Roberson Ab Horton Harvell; and by her brothers Richard Ab Harvell and Wil...

Thomas Henry Foster Jr.
Thomas Henry Foster Jr.

Apex, North Carolina

Age 86 – Died 01/16/2024

Thomas Henry Foster Jr. July 1, 1937 – January 16, 2024 Thomas, “Tom” Henry Foster Jr., 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by his three children, on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at Transitions Life Care in Raleigh, NC. He was born on July 1, 1937 in Darby, PA. Tom was the olde...

Alice Cook Batson
Alice Cook Batson

Durham, North Carolina

Age 97 – Died 01/15/2024

Alice Cook Batson July 22, 1926 – January 15, 2024 Alice Cook Batson passed away peacefully on January 15, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. She was 97 years old. Family and friends will remember her as a gracious and capable woman with a fun-loving attitude and great sense ...

Frank Anthony Montefusco
Frank Anthony Montefusco

Angier, North Carolina

Age 60 – Died 01/14/2024

Frank Anthony Montefusco, 60, died Sunday morning, January 14, 2024 of natural causes at home in Angier, NC. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 25, 1963, the son of Joseph Frank and Phyllis Rose (Formichelli) Montefusco. His family moved to New Hampshire in 1965. He is a gradua...

John Sullivan, Jr.
John Sullivan, Jr.

Cary, North Carolina

Age 84 – Died 01/14/2024

John Russell Sullivan, Jr. John Russell Sullivan, Jr, 84 of Cary, NC passed away peacefully Sunday evening, January 14, 2024 at home with his wife Martha by his side. John was born in Washington, DC to the late John Russell Sullivan, Sr and Viola Arline (Clark) Sullivan on Febr...

Eleanor “Penny” Rettew
Eleanor “Penny” Rettew

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Age 83 – Died 01/14/2024

Eleanor “Penny” Pennington Rettew (83) of Fuquay-Varina, NC, formerly of New Bern, NC, lost her battle with vascular dementia on January 14, 2024. Born in Washington, DC to Howard L. Pennington and Mabel L. Mills, Penny grew up the second youngest of seven children in Washington ...

Nahed Adly Elmasri
Nahed Adly Elmasri

Holly Springs, North Carolina

Age 73 – Died 01/13/2024

Nahed Adly Elmasri passed peacefully on January 13th, 2024 surrounded by her family at home after a long and courageous battle. She was born in Abu Tig, Egypt on March 4th, 1950 to the late Adly Hennawi and Rawhia Galy. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Reem Elmasri and ...

Russell King
Russell King

Ahoskie, North Carolina

Age 64 – Died 01/12/2024

CAPE CARTERET - Russell “Rusty” Marcus King, age 64, of Cape Carteret, North Carolina, passed peacefully on January 12, 2024, after a lengthy illness. Rusty was born in Petersburg, VA, the son of Russell and Peggy (Slater) King. He grew up in Matoaca, VA and attended Matoaca High...

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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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