Monuments & Foundations

Our granite and bronze memorials will help you create a story that lasts for eternity. Each memorial is unique as the individual it honors. We are proud to offer American-made memorials crafted with the finest granite or bronze in the world. Whether you want a bronze memorial, grass marker, slant, bevel upright monument, memorial bench, or columbaria we are here to help you design your everlasting memory.

At your planning meeting, you are able to hand-select each detail of the memorial you are purchasing, from the color of stone, to the hand-engraved words and designs. Choose elegant script or plain text. Enhance your monument with custom etchings, such as flowered inlays or military insignias. You decide everything. Our custom-design process gives you the ability to personally create a memorial that is specific to your needs and desires. We can also match any existing marker designs you might wish to replicate.

From simple horizontal markers to magnificent monuments, we will help you design a piece that fits your vision and will create a lasting tribute.

If intersted in viewing our monument and marker options, call Mt. Carmel Cemetery at 270-534-5593 or email



All monument foundations must be installed by Mt. Carmel Cemetery. This requirement will help keep our cemetery as it should be from now until the end of time. This is because there have been several monuments installed in our cemetery with substandard foundations that eventually either leaned or fell over. We will provide quality foundations that will last for the life of your monument. The memorial dealer places the monument after the foundation is completed.

Foundation fees vary depending on the size of the foundation required for the desired monument.

Monument Cleaning


As one would expect, monuments and memorials may dull or accumulate dirt and dust the longer they are exposed to the outside elements. We use a safe solution that removes years of debris and continues working in the future without causing any harm to the monument. Please contact us for more information, if you would like to have your family monument cleaned!

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Veteran Headstones, Markers, and Medallions


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker for the unmarked grave of any deceased eligable Veteran in any cemetery around the world, regardless of their date of death.

Flat markers in granite, marbile, and bronze and upright headstones in granite and marble are available. Bronze niche markers are also available to mark columbaria used for inurnment of cremated remains. The style chosen must also be permitted by the officials in charge of the private cemetery where it will be placed.

Note: There is no charge for the headstone or marker itself, however arrangements for placing it in a private cemetery are the applicant's responsibility and all setting fees are at private expense.