Jan 13 017     Deli

Monuments and archaeological pieces serve as testimonies of man's greatness and establish a dialogue between civilizations showing the extent to which human beings are linked. Vincent Foxe



If you are choosing in-ground burial in a cemetery as a disposition...then most likely you will want your grave marked with your name, birth date, your death date at some point, maybe your children's names and any other mention that.


Tombstones aka monuments, markers, headstones are a way to memorialize and celebrate a person's life forever in a cemetery as we know it. I can't speak for what happens to or in cemeteries 100 years from now.


Weathering, quality of granite and conditions at the cemetery play a big part in maintaining the tombstone you set. There are many shapes, sizes, colors, and graphics available when you decide to customize your own tombstone or design one for someone else.


One thing to keep in mind when selecting a cemetery...they may have restrictions regarding the type of stone you choose. Be sure to ask when you're trying to decide on a plot.


I enjoy designing markers for individuals and their families . Graphics can tell a story...have you ever thought about what yours would look like? Call me today to discuss your options, we'll discuss your thoughts, ideas and put some numbers together. Payment plans are available.


The cost for tombstones in a cemetery are based on the following areas.

  • Size of stone
  • Type of granite selected
  • Sales tax on stone itself and added features
  • Foundation cost
  • Polish additional sides

Click on the above links to see granite colors and stone styles. These are just suggestions...if the cemetery doens't care, you can do pretty much what you want.






Epitaphs are a short text honoring a deceased person. They are inscriptions on headstones. They can be written by the deceased before death or the family after. Epitaphs can be humorous, poetry or religious based. Here are some examples of actual epitaphs...


That's all folks - Mel Blanc

Mel _Blanc _4-15-05


I've finally stopped getting dumber - Paul Erdos

I told you I was sick - Spike Milligan

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal - on a headstone in Ireland.

If anyone at my funeral has a long face, I'll never speak to him again - Stan Laurel

I am ready to meet my Maker.
Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter - Winston Churchill

I will not be back after this message - Merv Griffin

Merv Griffin

The best is yet to come - Francis Albert Sinatra

Reader, if cash thou art in want of any,
Dig 6 feet deep; and thou wilt find a Penny - John Penny



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Pinhook Cemetery, West Point IN