2005 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.

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...

Ralph Carney
Ralph Carney

Durham, North Carolina

Age 89 – Died 12/29/2022

Ralph John Carney passed from us on December 29, 2022, just two weeks before his 90th birthday. He was born to John and Edith (Stacey) Carney on January 11, 1933, in Cleveland, Ohio. As a young man, he joined the Army's 82nd Airborne Division and was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC...

Dr. John F. Evans
Dr. John F. Evans

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Age 75 – Died 12/29/2022

Twenty five years early for his last appointment, with no destination or activity unchecked on his bucket list, John Frank Evans has rowed into the mystic. At the age of 75, he died in peace and ease on Thursday, December 29, 2022, before the sun rose on his home in Chapel Hill,...

Alice Byrnes
Alice Byrnes

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 78 – Died 12/29/2022

Alice Byrnes celebrated her new life with our Lord on December 29, 2022. She was a loving mother not only for her own kids, but numerous kids in the neighborhood and the community. Her life and legacy could be summed up in being a true servant of the Lord. Her dedication was in ...

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

Direct Cremation


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.

Cremation with Visitation


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.

Immediate Burial


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.

Traditional Funeral


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.

Green Burial


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.



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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