Many cemeteries have specific restrictions on the monuments allowed. Please read and understand the guidelines before purchasing yours.
Flat or Flush Style Monuments - As you can probably tell, this style of monument rests very low, or flush to the ground. There are some cemeteries that require this type of monument to be used for both a uniform appearance as well as ease of mowing.
Bevel Monuments - Much like the flat style monuments, beveled monuments rest low to the ground, but are slanted or beveled slightly for ease of finding and reading.
Upright Monuments - This style of monument utilizes a large front face (or tablet), and are a good choice for long, engraved inscriptions or flourishes. The large tablet size also makes it easier to locate in a cemetery.
Slanted Monuments - Slanted monuments are a form of upright monument that slants upward for ease of reading. These also feature a large tablet for inscriptions.
Cremation Monuments - This type of monument includes a small space (or niche) to permanently house the ashes of the departed. These niches are above ground and sealed from the elements.
Bench Monument - Often used as a memorial as well as a grave marker, bench monuments are often seen as a comforting place to sit peacefully and reflect on memories shared.
Payton Granite & Monument Co. wants to help you find the right monument to express the achievements of a lifetime.
Single Monument - Single monuments mark a single plot. They can be found in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. At Payton Granite & Monument Co., we help personalize your monument to commemorate your loved one's life.
Companion Monument - Companion monuments mark a dual cemetery plot and showcase a family's name. The monument uniquely represents the family's name. Each one is carefully crafted to create a meaningful tribute to honor the family.
Pet Monument - The staff of Payton Granite & Monument Co. knows that losing a pet is like losing a family member. Properly commemorate your pet with quality pet monuments and pet memorials. We offer a wide variety of options to meet your needs and your budget. Whether you would like to properly memorialize your pet or find a way to say goodbye, we can help.
Child Monument - Payton Granite & Monument Co. is so sorry for the loss of your child. We want to help bring comfort to your family by offering monuments that are tailored for your beloved child.
Veteran Monuments - Military memorials honor the brave men and women who have protected our freedom. You'll find that our veteran monuments remember the heroism of our veterans and pay special tribute to their bravery and sacrifice.
Payton Granite & Monument Co. can help you decide what monument material best suits your needs.
See Material Examples
Granite - This is, by far, the most popular monument material used in today's designs. Granite is a good choice for most monuments because it is durable and can tolerate any climate. It also comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Because of it's dense nature, it is easy to achieve precision engravings.
Bronze - This monument material can be used on its own or as a placard on a stone base. This particular metal will not succumb to decay or rust making it a good choice for perpetual monuments.
Marble - You will find a range of colors and patterns in marble, much like granite. However, it's important to consider quality when choosing marble as it is not as durable as granite.