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.

Raymond Edward Griffin
Raymond Edward Griffin

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 63 – Died 03/31/2022

Raymond Edward Griffin, age 63, of Raleigh, NC passed away peacefully after a difficult battle with cancer on March 31, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones. Ray was born on February 22, 1959 to Everett and Helen Griffin in Waterloo, Iowa. Ray grew up in a large, loving and competit...

Michael "Smoothie" Douglas Horton
Michael "Smoothie" Douglas Horton

Cary, North Carolina

Age 52 – Died 03/29/2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael “Smoothie” Douglas Horton, 52, on March 29, 2022, in Cary, NC, following a long personal health battle. Mike was a loyal and devoted son, brother, father, husband, uncle, and friend, who was never afraid to stand...

Mary D. Goddard
Mary D. Goddard

Cary, North Carolina

Age 91 – Died 03/29/2022

Mary D. Goddard , age 91, died peacefully at the Jim and Betsy Bryan Hospice Home on March 29th, 2022. Born in Ukraine on March 4th, 1931 as Oxana Maria Magdalena Dibskaja, Mary emigrated to the United States in order to flee the outcomes of World War II in her homeland. She wa...

Stephanie Nicole Dozier
Stephanie Nicole Dozier

Durham, North Carolina

Age 43 – Died 03/26/2022

Stephanie Nicole Dozier, 43, born in Durham County, passed unexpectedly on Saturday, March 26, 2022. Stephanie was the daughter of Cindy S. Dozier and the late Ricky L. Dozier, Sr. She is survived by her daughter Arianna Carrera Hilliard, fiancé Danny Landers, brother Rick L. Doz...

Joshua Carter
Joshua Carter

Benson, North Carolina

Age 35 – Died 03/23/2022

Joshua William Carter passed away at age 35, on March 23, 2022. He was born on March 28, 1986 in Sampson County, NC, and resided in Benson, NC. He was the son of Greg and Cheryl Bradford and the late Lonnie George Carter, Jr. He is survived by a daughter, Chyenne B. Carter, an...

Rena Jean Carlyle Long
Rena Jean Carlyle Long

Zebulon, North Carolina

Age 82 – Died 03/23/2022

Rena Jean Carlyle Long 82, left this world March 23, 2022 after complications from Lymphoma. She was born May 18, 1939 to Jessie Earl Carlyle & Bethie Bell Carlyle She is survived by her daughter Yvonne L. Tetterton & husband Mike & her great granddaughter Lillian (Lily) Abig...

Joanne Davis
Joanne Davis

Garner, North Carolina

Age 58 – Died 03/22/2022

Joanne was a warm, kind and generous person. She enjoyed a long, enriched marriage and lifestyle with her husband Don, also an amazing person. She moved from Indiana to North Carolina after getting married nearly 40 years ago. Joanne and Don were very dedicated to each other, and...

Cody Alexandria Day
Cody Alexandria Day

Desuniak Springs, Florida

Age 31 – Died 03/20/2022

Cody Alexandria Day, 31, daughter of Rebecca R. Fisher and Robert James Day (deceased), died on Sunday, Mar 20, 2022, in Wake County, NC. Arrangements will be announced at a later date.

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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