2287 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.

Kathryn  Haggis
Kathryn Haggis

Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Age 31 – Died 12/11/2023

Kathryn Ja'Sheryl Haggis, 31, of Rocky Mount, N.C. entered her Heavenly Home on December 11, 2023. She is survived by her Adoring Mother, Lori Jill McLeod and Robert, Beloved Brother, Kienan Haggis, Auntie JJ Haggis, Uncle Georgie and Aunt Christy Haggis, Cousins Jasmine Cherry, ...

Victoria  Garrow
Victoria Garrow

Statesville, North Carolina

Age 75 – Died 12/08/2023

On December 8th 2023, Victoria Garrow went peacefully home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She spent her final days surrounded by her family. She is predeceased by her father Kenneth Watts, and her mother Barbara Watts. She joins her husband of 56 years James "Craig"...

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...

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 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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