Obituaries

1318 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.

Robert Emmett Barron
Robert Emmett Barron

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 80 – Died 05/02/2023


Robert Emmett "Bob" Barron of Raleigh, NC, passed away on May 2, 2023, in Raleigh, NC, with his wife Ellen by his side. Bob was born in 1942 in Norfolk, MA, and lived his early years in Dorchester, MA, before moving to Hollis Queens and eventually to Stewart Manor on Long Island...

Calvin Lonzo Lanier Jr.
Calvin Lonzo Lanier Jr.

Wendell, North Carolina

Age 72 – Died 05/01/2023


Calvin Lonzo Lanier Jr. January 18, 1951-May 1, 2023 Calvin was born in Raleigh, NC to the late Calvin Matthew Lanier Sr. and Effie Estelle Hammie Lanier. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers (Fredrick Douglas and Michael Terry Lanier), and sister (Sharon Faye Lani...

Marcia Lynn Gay
Marcia Lynn Gay

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 59 – Died 05/01/2023


Marcia Lynn Gay, 59, passed away peacefully on May 1 surrounded by her family. Marcia was born in Michigan, grew up in Rochester, NY and lived in Raleigh for more than 35 years. Marcia was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister. Her daughters were the light of her life. Sh...

Donald Gordon Paterson
Donald Gordon Paterson

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 88 – Died 05/01/2023


With heavy hearts we announce the passing of a true visionary and beloved family man, Donald (Don) Gordon Paterson, born on September 22, 1934, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, age 88. He passed away peacefully on May 1, 2023, in his Raleigh, NC home surrounded by his loving famil...

Angela Ellis Weatherspoon
Angela Ellis Weatherspoon

Durham, North Carolina

Age 56 – Died 04/29/2023


Angela Weatherspoon was born on December 18, 1966 in Durham, NC, and passed away peacefully on April 29, 2023. She is survived by her three daughters, Kyndal Weatherspoon, Cassidy Weatherspoon, and Abigail Martinez, also by her four grandchildren Caroline Brewer, Layne Carolan, ...

Joseph Tryzenski Jr.
Joseph Tryzenski Jr.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 87 – Died 04/25/2023


Joseph A. Tryzenski, 87, of Raleigh passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 25, 2023. Joseph was born in Wilkes Barre, PA on August 23, 1935 to the late Joseph A. and Irene Cardimona Tryzenski. He proudly served our country in the US Marine Corp for 10 y...

Sharon Karlic
Sharon Karlic

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 78 – Died 04/21/2023


Sharon Louise Karlic of Raleigh, NC, passed away Friday April 21st, 2023. Sharon was born to William Hyde and Phoebe Hyde on December 16th, 1944, in New Haven, CT. Sharon was married to Ronald Karlic until his passing in September 2011. In 2013 Sharon moved to Raleigh, NC from ...

Joey  Harrison
Joey Harrison

Knightdale, North Carolina

Age 60 – Died 04/21/2023


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

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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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