Immediate Need

In the hustle and bustle of our lives, most people don't stop and think about what happens when we lose a loved one. If a family hasn't already made the necessary pre-arrangements at a cemetery, this is termed an "immediate need". If someone you love has passed away Historic Oakwood Cemetery can help. We will carefully assist with the selection of a grave, the burial vault or liner, all interment documents and the memorialization of your loved one. If you have lost a loved one and need our assistance today, please call Historic Oakwood Cemetery at 919.832.6077 and someone can help you right away or send your e-mail request to


Did you know that within 48 hours of a loved one's death there are over 85 decisions that need to be made? What better way to provide your family peace of mind, and help them deal with a loss of a loved one, than to pre-plan your final arrangements? The burden is removed from your loved ones by sparing them from making numerous emotional and financial decisions during a very stressful time. Pre-planning also ensures that your wishes are heard and planned for. We all carefully plan our lives, from weddings to retirement, why not plan for the last thing we will always need?

By pre-arranging, you also lock in services at today's price. Most pre-need arrangements can be financed over time, and Historic Oakwood Cemetery offers convenient terms, if needed.

When you are ready to start your pre-planning, please call Historic Oakwood Cemetery at 919.832.6077 or e-mail your request to

Cemetery Lots/Grave Spaces

Historic Oakwood Cemetery has another 200 years of burial space remaining. We pride ourselves in offering some of the most beautiful interment spaces found anywhere. Whether you are in an immediate need situation, or are pre-planning your heritage with Oakwood, we have something to meet everyone's needs. We have lots developed to accommodate a variety of situations; from single graves to 8 grave lots and more. Customers are treated to a tour of the Cemetery, where they are shown the final resting place of over 22,000 people, along with our new sections that are available for burial. If you would like to schedule your free tour today, please call Historic Oakwood Cemetery at 919.832.6077, or e-mail your request to

Monument Selection

The staff at Oakwood Cemetery can assist you in the selection and placement of a monument or memorial for you (pre-need) or your loved ones. We work closely with local monument companies who have provided years of service to families in our community. If you are interested in ordering a monument, please contact the cemetery office at your convenience.


Don't have a green thumb but still want your loved one's grave to be a peaceful place full of color? Let our superintendent and grounds crew do the work for you. For a reasonably priced annual fee, cemetery staff will plant and maintain flowers for the grave of your family members. Contact the office and ask to speak to our superintendent today to learn more or to sign up for this plan.

Floral Remembrance Program

Let Historic Oakwood Cemetery help you honor the lives of your loved ones by participating in our Floral Remembrance Program. Select 3+ holidays or special dates for fresh flowers to be placed on your loved ones grave. For one set price, the cemetery will order and deliver the flowers for you. Contact the office to learn more and to sign up for this program today.