2198 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.

Susan Marie Wortinger
Susan Marie Wortinger

Mebane, North Carolina

Age 70 – Died 04/25/2022

In the early morning of April 25th, 2022, Susan Marie Wortinger, 70, passed away peacefully. After several long months of fighting, even though her heart was strong her body could not fight anymore. Susan was born to the late Richard and Rosemary Wortinger, born in Mt. Clemens, ...

Jean Ann Nathanielsz
Jean Ann Nathanielsz

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Age 85 – Died 04/24/2022

Jean Nathanielsz (née Steinhauser) was born in Lamberton, MN in 1936 and was proud of her MN heritage her whole life. During that life which spanned 85 years, Jean had four loves that prevailed: her family, teaching, music, and God. Married for just over 60 years, Jean was a de...

Jeff Johnson
Jeff Johnson

Apex, North Carolina

Age 61 – Died 04/22/2022

Jeffery Blake Johnson took his final checkered flag on Wednesday April 22, 2022, at 3:19 am at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh, North Carolina after a heroic two-year battle against pancreatic cancer. Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Vance Johnson, his mother Wilm...

Lisa Ann Shaw
Lisa Ann Shaw

New Bern, North Carolina

Age 66 – Died 04/19/2022

Lisa Ann Shaw, 66, died April 19, 2022 following a fierce battle with Multiple Myeloma. Her kind heart, effervescence, artistic talents, and enthusiasm for Kinstonian celebrity trivia endeared her to many. Lisa was born May 10, 1955 in Kinston, NC. She graduated from Kinston H...

Martha Colman Stuhmer
Martha Colman Stuhmer

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 86 – Died 04/18/2022

Martha Colman Wardlaw Stuhmer, age 86, died April 18, after a short stay in hospice care. Known as “Martha” to many, “Martha Colman” inside the family and by the unique moniker “Colman” -- her middle name – to those to whom she was closest, she was the daughter of John Waller “J...

Maryann Jeannette Greenwell
Maryann Jeannette Greenwell

Creedmoor, North Carolina

Age 81 – Died 04/18/2022

Obituary for Maryann Jeannette Munsell Greenwell Maryann was born June 30, 1940. She entered into the loving arms of her Savior on April 18, 2022. She was the only child of Laurence and Dorothy Munsell of Howell, MI. She leaves a legacy of love, laughter and dedication to fa...

Mary  LaVerne Rogers
Mary LaVerne Rogers

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Age 74 – Died 04/16/2022

Mary LaVerne (Clark) Rogers (April 27, 1947 - April 16, 2022) lived a beautiful, inspiring life, bringing much joy to her family and friends. It is with great sorrow that we announce her passing; it is with great comfort we reflect on her extraordinary life. Mary was born to Ge...

Lyle Eugene Jones
Lyle Eugene Jones

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 80 – Died 04/14/2022

Lyle Eugene Jones, 80, passed away peacefully with his family at Transitions Lifecare Hospice on April 14, 2022, located in Raleigh, NC. Lyle was born to Lyle Edgar Jones and Evelyn Grace (Hobbs) Jones on May 31, 1941 at their home in Lewistown, PA. He was the second born of fiv...

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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