2312 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.

Barbara Ann Johnson Crutchfield
Barbara Ann Johnson Crutchfield

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Age 83 – Died 09/30/2022

On September 30, 2022, Barbara Ann Johnson Crutchfield, loving mother and grandmother passed away at UNC Rex Raleigh after a long and full life of 83 years. Barbara is survived by her family Lee Crutchfield, James Kent, Kristal and Jeff Nelson and her grandchildren Nicholas and S...

Eugene Michael Wagner ("Gene")
Eugene Michael Wagner ("Gene")

Hendersonville, North Carolina

Age 86 – Died 09/29/2022

Eugene Michael Wagner (“Gene”), 86, of Hendersonville, North Carolina passed away on September 29, 2022. He was born on January 14, 1936, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to parents Michael Ambrose and Frances Bingham Wagner. He attended secondary schools in St. Petersburg, F...

Brown Costello Ramey
Brown Costello Ramey

Franklinton, North Carolina

Age 90 – Died 09/29/2022

Brown Costello Ramey, age 90, of Franklinton, NC, peacefully passed away Thursday, September 29, 2022 surrounded by his family. He was born in Franklin County, NC, on February 24, 1932 to Sidney Ramey and Annie Whitt Ramey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death b...

Charles Sparkman Godwin
Charles Sparkman Godwin

Cary, North Carolina

Age 91 – Died 09/29/2022

Charles Sparkman Godwin, age 91, died September 29, 2022 in Raleigh, NC peacefully in his sleep. He was born in Bertie County, NC, the son of Clayton S. and Elsie C. Godwin. He served in the US Air Force from 1951-1954 in Germany before returning to Ahoskie, NC where he met hi...

Marcia Sue Garelick
Marcia Sue Garelick

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 76 – Died 09/29/2022

Marcia Sue Garelick (née Bialer) born on April 25, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York was the daughter of Sylvia and Henry Bialer. She was one of four children: Edward, Robert and Gayle Kelly. Surviving is Robert and his wife Joan. Marcia, at 15 met Alan Garelick while both were employed...

Russell E. Krahnert
Russell E. Krahnert

Southern Pines, North Carolina

Age 93 – Died 09/28/2022

Russell E. Krahnert 93, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, Sept. 28 2022 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst NC. Russell died from Covid and other medical complications. Corporal Russell Krahnert served in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War. After...

Robin Dale Long
Robin Dale Long

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 69 – Died 09/26/2022

Robin Dale Long, 69, of Raleigh NC passed away September 26, 2022 at 8:25 am surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her life partner, James Luigi Ammons of Raleigh, daughters; Aimee Pettigrew and her husband Gray Pettigrew of Graham, Renee C...

Virginia King
Virginia King

HOLLY SPRINGS, North Carolina

Age 91 – Died 09/26/2022

On Monday, September 26th, 2022, heaven gained an angel. Virginia Ruth (George) King passed away unexpectedly. She is survived by her daughter GeGe, son-in-law Andy, Grandchildren and spouses Nicole Cook, Keith & Kerry Cook and Vanessa & David Buchanan, Erin French, Josh Davi...

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 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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