Obituaries

2001 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.

Glenna Smith
Glenna Smith

Wendell, North Carolina

Age 60 – Died 05/19/2023


In loving memory of Glenna Faye Smith August 31, 1962-May 19, 2023 Glenna Smith, age 60, passed away on May 19, 2023. Glenna was born in Tazewell County, Virginia to loving mother Carol Sweeny. She is survived by her children Cristina Adkerson, Dazel Asselstine, and Nathan Asse...

Rickie Jay Oakley
Rickie Jay Oakley

raleigh, North Carolina

Age 64 – Died 05/19/2023


Ricky J Oakley passed away May 19 2023 in the care of SECU Hospice House Smithfield North Carolina after a brief illness with cancer and lower limb ischemia. Born on February 14, 1959 to Jenny Catherine Yates and Alvin Oakley, Rickie lived most of his life in the Raleigh –Durham ...

Todd Wilson Wright
Todd Wilson Wright

Williamsburg, Virginia

Age 55 – Died 05/16/2023


Todd Wilson Wright, 55, of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away on May 16, 2023. He has struggled with mental illness in recent months and unfortunately it took its toll. Todd was born on February 26, 1968 in Norfolk, VA. He and Debbie have been married for 26 years and have fo...

Rita Anne Petelle
Rita Anne Petelle

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 75 – Died 05/15/2023


October 27, 1947 – May 15, 2023 Rita Anne Petelle, 75, passed away peacefully in her home during the early hours of the morning on May 15, 2023, in Raleigh, NC. She died after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Rita was born on October 27, 1947, in Ludlow, MA to Al...

Clyde King Jr.
Clyde King Jr.

Youngsville, North Carolina

Age 69 – Died 05/15/2023


Clyde King Jr, 69, of Dekalb, IL passed away peacefully on May 15, 2023 at his daughter's home in North Carolina. Clyde was born on May 30, 1953 to the late Clyde and Irene King. Clyde was born and raised in DeKalb, IL where he attended DeKalb High School and then went on to wo...

Patricia Jackson Reynolds
Patricia Jackson Reynolds

Clayton, North Carolina

Age 64 – Died 05/14/2023


Patricia Reynolds, 64, passed away at home in Clayton, NC, on Sunday, May 14, 2023. She was the daughter of Harry and June Jackson. She grew up in Worthington, Ohio, graduating from Worthington High School in 1976. She graduated with a Batchelor of Science in Business Administ...

Thomas Markulin
Thomas Markulin

Cary, North Carolina

Age 94 – Died 05/12/2023


Thomas Markulin died peacefully on May 12, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He was 94 years old. Tom was born at home in Forbes Road, PA, in 1928, second to last in the birth order of nine children. For many years he kept it hidden from his children that his nickname was Pu...

Aaron Porter
Aaron Porter

Derby, Connecticut

Age 31 – Died 05/12/2023


We are sad to announce the passing of Aaron J. Porter (31) on May 12, 2023. He was predeceased by his mother Beronica Brooks, sister Aeris Brooks and uncle. Survived by his father James Porter, sisters Aamand, Sheryce, Eboni, paternal grandmother Elonia Fowlkes, maternal grandmo...

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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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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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