2286 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.

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...

Josephine (Jo) Robertson
Josephine (Jo) Robertson

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Age 94 – Died 05/11/2023

Josephine (Jo) Robertson passed away on May 11, 2023 after a brief illness. She was born on October 13, 1928 in Fayette County, West Virginia, to the union of Oran and Beulah McCallister. In 1947, Jo graduated from St. Albans High School and married her husband, Raymond Robertson...

Glenn L Preslar
Glenn L Preslar

Durham, North Carolina

Age 64 – Died 05/11/2023

Glenn Preslar, age 64 passed away on May 11, 2023 in Raleigh NC. He was born in Hickory NC to the late Glenn and Mary Preslar. Glenn received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He worked in the technology industry for 34 year...

W Hodding Carter III
W Hodding Carter III

Chapel HIll, North Carolina

Age 88 – Died 05/11/2023 The funeral for Hodding Carter, III, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on 6/3/23 at Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill, NC. His burial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on 6/10/23 at the ...

Shanta Rajagopalan
Shanta Rajagopalan

RALEIGH, North Carolina

Age 83 – Died 05/10/2023

Shanta (Rao) Rajagopalan, 83, of Durham North Carolina died peacefully on May 10, 2023 at Abbottswood at Stonehenge in Raleigh. Shanta was born the second of four children in Madras (now Chennai), India on August 4, 1939. She married Koluvail Vayasara Rajagopalan in January, 19...

Gleaton Forman Rickenbaker, Jr.
Gleaton Forman Rickenbaker, Jr.

Columbia, South Carolina

Age 89 – Died 05/10/2023

Gleaton Foreman Rickenbaker, Jr. (89), died peacefully on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Transitions Hospice in Raleigh, NC. Gleaton was born in Charleston, SC, on December 14, 1933 to Gleaton Foreman Rickenbaker, Sr., and Pauline Lois Fender Rickenbaker. He attended Chicora High ...

Mark Bergman
Mark Bergman

DURHAM, North Carolina

Age 36 – Died 05/09/2023

Jeffrey was a kind person to everyone. He was a landscaper by trade. He was a great Son, Husband and Father. His wife Anna Bergman preceded him in death. He is survived by his Father Mark (and Carola) Bergman, his Mother Debbi (and Jose) Galvan, his Children, Dezlyn and Colon,...

Michael Cannone
Michael Cannone

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 55 – Died 05/09/2023

Mike was employed by and a resident of Parkwood Village Apartments, Raleigh, NC where he made many friends he considered his NC family. He was born and raised in Schodack, NY where he graduated from Maple Hill High School. Mike was predeceased by his parents Anthony (Lee) Cannone...

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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.

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 Solidified Remains


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.

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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