Obituaries

982 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.

Dr. Herbert G. Zerof
Dr. Herbert G. Zerof

Rockingham, North Carolina

Age 88 – Died 08/23/2022


Dr. Herbert Goddard Zerof passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 23, 2022 at the age of 88 surrounded by his loving family. Herb was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Mary Jane Zerof and his brothers Selwyn and Bernard Zerof. He is survived by his loving wife of 63...

Elizabeth “Bette” Harms
Elizabeth “Bette” Harms

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 99 – Died 08/22/2022


November 9, 1922-August 22, 2022 One hundred years and it still wasn’t long enough for those of us that love you. Elizabeth “Bette” Harms, 99, was born November 9, 1922, to Stephen Koegel and Elizabeth Koegel in Syracuse, New York. She took pride in always working and loving har...

Annie Holleman
Annie Holleman

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 73 – Died 08/19/2022


Momma Annie Ruth Holleman who loved to be called "Momma" by her kids, departed her loving family on August 19 2022. Ruth was born in Wake County on March 9, 1949 to Cloie Ruth Baker and Ernest Tucker. She was mother to Jesse James Holleman, Lanette Gianni, Laverna Dean, Roxanne ...

John Stephen Smith
John Stephen Smith

Zebulon, North Carolina

Age 70 – Died 08/19/2022


John Stephen Smith 2/24/52 – 8/19/22 Loving father and husband to Cynthia Smith for sixteen years, passed away at Wake Med around 8am Friday morning at the age of 70. He is survived by his sister Janet Wynn who he thought the world of, and five children and multiple grandchildr...

Silas Medenilla
Silas Medenilla

Cary, North Carolina

Age 80 – Died 08/18/2022


To the believer like Silas, "Christ is the resurrection and the life. In our Savior the life that was lost in sin is restored; for He has life in Himself to quicken whom He will. He is invested with the right to give immortality. The life that He laid down in humanity, He take...

Cathy Wilson Marshall
Cathy Wilson Marshall

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 63 – Died 08/18/2022


Cathy Wilson Marshall of Raleigh, NC, passed away on Thursday, August 18th, 2022 at WakeMed Hospital in Cary, NC. Cathy was born on October 12th, 1958 in Raleigh, NC to Carson Edmond Wilson Sr., and Maude Helon Hollemon Wilson. She was the youngest of five children. Cathy grew...

Lexie Marcetta Gregory
Lexie Marcetta Gregory

Statesville, North Carolina

Age 34 – Died 08/17/2022


Lexie "Marcetta" Gregory, known to the Honduran people as Marcela Rivera, has transitioned from her earthly home to her Heavenly home to be in the arms of Jesus on Wednesday August 17th 2022 at UNC Rex Hospital after a brief illness. Marcetta was born in Surry County September 11...

Craig Douglas Blackmar
Craig Douglas Blackmar

Clayton, North Carolina

Age 53 – Died 08/16/2022


On Tuesday, August 16 Craig Douglas Blackmar made his coffee, packed his lunch, started his work car and was ready to head out for another day doing his dream job as a Treecologist/Master Arborist salesman with Leaf and Limb. Unfortunately, that morning God had other plans and he...

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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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