Obituaries

870 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.

Donna M Spangler
Donna M Spangler

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 84 – Died 12/29/2021


Donna Mae Spangler October 25, 1937 – December 29, 2021 Raleigh, North Carolina Donna Mae (Rinehart) Spangler passed away on December 29, 2021 after a short battle with congestive heart failure. She was born October 25, 1937 in York, Pennsylvania. Donna was a wife, mother and ...

Leslie Carol Farley
Leslie Carol Farley

Louisburg, North Carolina

Age 55 – Died 12/28/2021


LESLIE CAROL FARLEY Louisburg, NC September 12, 1966 – December 28, 2021 Leslie passed away peacefully on 12/28 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. She was from Raleigh, but spent the last several years in Louisburg. Leslie is predeceased by her father Howard B. Farley. She is surv...

Mary Lou Hollifield
Mary Lou Hollifield

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 85 – Died 12/26/2021


Mary Lou was born on September 3, 1936 to Martin and Sadie Harris in Sophia, NC where she grew up on the family farm. She graduated from Trinity High School in 1954. In 1955 she married Charles Edward Hollifield of Little Switzerland, NC. They began life together in High Point, ...

John Graham Manos
John Graham Manos

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina

Age 68 – Died 12/25/2021


John Graham Manos, age 68, accepted a personal invitation from God to attend the birthday party of His Son, Jesus, on December 25, 2021. Prior to going to heaven, John lived in Fuquay-Varina, NC, Absecon, NJ, and Clearfield, PA. He was born in Clearfield, PA the loving son of ...

Linda F Porter
Linda F Porter

Apex, North Carolina

Age 75 – Died 12/23/2021


Linda Porter passed away peacefully on 12/23/2021. She was originally from Decatur, Georgia, but spent the last 50 plus years in the Raleigh area working for the EPA. She is survived by her brother John Porter, her nephew Christopher Porter and a number of cousins. Per her wishes...

Joan Van Voorhis
Joan Van Voorhis

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 86 – Died 12/22/2021


Joan Audrey Smith Van Voorhis, of Cary, NC, passed away on December 22, 2021 due to advanced vascular dementia. Joan was born on May 4, 1935 to Raymond and Doris Smith, in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Pompton Lakes, NJ. After graduating from Pompton Lakes High School in 1952, she...

Catherine Pomerans
Catherine Pomerans

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 83 – Died 12/20/2021


Catherine Pomerans died on December 20th, 2021, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Katie was born on May 2nd, 1938 in Montevideo, Uruguay. She studied theatre and politics, and worked for the Peace Corps throughout South America with her husband, Dr. Mark Pomerans, before emigrating to ...

Suzanne G. Sheffield
Suzanne G. Sheffield

Naples, Florida

Age 82 – Died 12/18/2021


Suzanne Grafton Sheffield, 82, of Naples FL, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2021 with family by her side. Suzanne was a strong willed, generous, intelligent, hard working, quick-to-laugh, and fun-loving mother, grandmother (Meema), sister, aunt, and friend who was not af...

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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

$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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