Obituaries

1128 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.

Alan David Wolfe
Alan David Wolfe

Creedmoor, North Carolina

Age 80 – Died 01/06/2023


Alan, a resident of Creedmoor for nearly 30 years, passed away January 6th at the age of 80. The son of Robert Wolfe, PhD, a physicist and Ruth Wolfe, a nurse, he was born and raised in Rochester, NY. Alan, along with his then-wife, lived and worked throughout the Northeast and N...

William "Bill" McKee Palmer
William "Bill" McKee Palmer

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Age 87 – Died 01/05/2023


William "Bill" McKee Palmer, age 87, passed away peacefully on January 5th 2023, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on December 6, 1935 to Elizabeth "Lib" Sawyer and Vernon Palmer. His mother passed when he was just 6 years old, leaving him to be raised by his grandmother. He...

John Spicer
John Spicer

Durham, North Carolina

Age 55 – Died 01/03/2023


On Tuesday, January 3, John Spicer, a fixture of the Durham restaurant and bar scene, passed away at the age of 55. John grew up with his mother, Norma B. Johns, in Altoona, PA. After moving to Durham in the late 1990s, John discovered his love and talent for cooking at Magnolia ...

Patricia (Giachino) Romanello
Patricia (Giachino) Romanello

Cary, North Carolina

Age 72 – Died 01/01/2023


Patty was a kind, humorous, generous person and a fabulous cook who adored her cat Buddy. She lead a vibrant life and we are sad to announce her passing. She died on New Years Day and a new life in death awaits her. She was 72 years young.

Arlene F. Jones
Arlene F. Jones

Apex, North Carolina

Age 91 – Died 01/01/2023


Arlene Jones was born on September 2, 1931, and died on January 1, 2023. She was 91 years old. Mrs. Jones was predeceased by her parents, John and Catherine Fischer, her husband Frank, her brothers Raymond, Robert, and John Fischer, and her grandson Russell Peter Jones. Her three...

Michelle Anne Miller-Higgins
Michelle Anne Miller-Higgins

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 47 – Died 01/01/2023


On the morning of January 1, 2023, Michelle Anne Miller-Higgins of Raleigh died at the age of 47. Michelle was born to David and Bonnie Miller in 1975. Although Michelle lived in several cities around the country while growing, she settled on Raleigh as her home with her husband ...

Romome Smith
Romome Smith

New Bern, North Carolina

Age 52 – Died 12/30/2022


Romome Smith Age 52 Sunrise: 09/05/1970 Sunset: 12/30/2022 God lended me for but awhile. Though I left, keep your smile. Don’t worry about me for I am gone but I will never ever say so long. For I am with you just look around and ponder on the laughs not frowns. ~Mel~ Wi...

Keith Thurston Foster
Keith Thurston Foster

Garner, North Carolina

Age 79 – Died 12/30/2022


Keith Thurston Foster Age 79, of Garner NC passed away peacefully in his sleep December 30, 2022, with family by his side. He was born August 5, 1943, in Monroe MI and grew up in Joliet, IL to the late Annetta O'Bryant and Theba D. Foster. Keith attended Joliet public schools an...

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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.

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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.


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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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