Unusual NC funeral home offers gift shop

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RALEIGH, N.C. — When you head inside the City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremations on Green Road in north Raleigh, it’s clear immediately that it’s not a typical funeral parlor.

The business offers more than the usual funeral arrangements. It has a gift shop with T-shirts, autopsy board games, hearse Christmas ornaments, “death mints,” and a coffin wine holder.

One T-shirt features the words: “Mom and dad went to grandma’s funeral today and all they brought me back was this T-shirt.”