Obituaries

2101 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.

Pauline Verdino Venezia
Pauline Verdino Venezia

Durham, North Carolina

Age 93 – Died 09/06/2023


The second child of immigrant parents, Vincenzo Verdino and Serafina Graffeo, Pauline was born on November 5, 1929. Pauline was raised in Brooklyn, NY and has always been described by her nieces and nephews as a “woman ahead of her time”. Unconditional love was her hallmark. She...

Ines M. Valentine
Ines M. Valentine

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 91 – Died 09/06/2023


Ines Mae Valentine went home to Jesus September 6, 2023 at the age of 91. Ines was born to Ned Carson Case and Ethel Lee Case (Wright) on May 13, 1932 in Hugo, Colorado. She had two older brothers Thornton Leon Case, Lester Carl Case, and a younger sister Nenya Darlene Auckland ...

Gertrude Driver Averett
Gertrude Driver Averett

Rougemont, North Carolina

Age 96 – Died 09/05/2023


Gertrude Driver Averett, 96, of Rougemont, NC, went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 5, 2023. Gertrude was born and raised in VA but lived the past 74 years in Granville Co., NC. She was a member of Mt Zion Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many year...

William Wyatt Davis
William Wyatt Davis

Midland, North Carolina

Age 18 – Died 09/04/2023


William Wyatt Davis, 18, of Midland, NC unexpectedly passed away Monday, September 4, 2023 at Sullivan Dorm at North Carolina State University. There will be a private celebration of his life here in Raleigh on Saturday, September 16, 2023 as well as at his home on September 23, ...

Donald Ray Pearson Sr.
Donald Ray Pearson Sr.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 79 – Died 09/03/2023


Donald Ray Pearson Sr. passed away Sunday, September 3, 2023 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease at his home in Raleigh with his wife of 58 years by his side. He was 79 years old. Donald is survived by his wife Mille W. Pearson and their two sons Donald Pearson Jr. (Ro...

Katherine Lynn Goldston
Katherine Lynn Goldston

Cary, North Carolina

Age 67 – Died 09/03/2023


Katherine Goldston passed away on September 3, 2023 at the age of 67 after a long battle with cancer. Kathy was born in Sanford, North Carolina and grew up in Goldston, a small town in Chatham county. She was a devout Christian and spent many years singing in the First United M...

Dale Haldeman
Dale Haldeman

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 76 – Died 09/01/2023


Dale Ronald Haldeman of Raleigh, North Carolina passed away on September 1, 2023 at the age of 76. Dale was born on May 21, 1947 in Bremen, Germany to Erwin and Erika Haldeman. Dale is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He joined the Marine Corps in June 1966 and was honorably ...

Spencer Allen Federer
Spencer Allen Federer

Smithfield, North Carolina

Age 0 – Died 09/01/2023


Spencer Allen Federer, age 2.5 months, passed unexpectedly at home on September 1, 2023. Spencer was born on June 12, 2023 to parents Travis and Carly Federer. Despite his short life, Spencer brought so much joy to everyone he met. He was known for his smile that brought peace a...

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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 Solidified Remains

$2875.66

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.

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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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