Headstones or Upright Monuments

A Lasting Tribute for One Who’s Gone Ahead

Grave headstones serve as an important tribute and visual remembrance of loved ones who’ve gone on ahead. Selecting the right memorial for yourself or another can be a difficult, yet compassionate and healing task.

The Canton Cemetery Association has relationships with quarries all over the world, allowing us to provide unique, quality granite memorials at rates you can afford. Planning and purchasing a headstone through your cemetery is the simplest, most economical way to get exactly the memorial you want and to ensure your purchase meets regulations.

Upright monuments often require a larger ground space than flat markers, so it’s important to coordinate your burial plot and headstone purchase together with your family advisor. Our team will equip you to make informed decisions as you plan.

Purchasing Grave Monuments Through Canton Cemetery Association

Monuments are upright memorials placed on a granite base over at least two graves. With our extensive network of vendors, we are able to get most colors of granite and provide any type of design as long as they fall within the rules of the cemetery.

Specific considerations of which you’ll need to be aware include:

  • The size of the monument in relation to the burial plot
  • The location of the monument on the plot
  • The size of the base and the monument
  • Materials used must be granite, marble, or approved bronze
  • No offensive language or images will be permitted

All monuments must be approved by the Canton Cemetery Association. Family advisors will assist you in making selections should you choose to purchase your monument through us. If you choose to purchase through a retailer, you’ll need to be sure your memorial selection and installation follow all cemetery regulations.

Samples of Grave Monuments

Advantages of Pre-Planning Burial Arrangements

Selecting a headstone material, design and language are just a few of the end-of-life decisions that must be made. And, a headstone must work with your gravesite selection, cemetery rules, and more. Give your family a gift of love by exploring and selecting your options before they are needed.

No-Obligation Consultation

Flat Markers

Grave markers provide a clean, elegant and more subtle way to honor the deceased. Explore the options for North Lawn and West Lawn cemeteries.


Within the North Lawn and West Lawn cemeteries, we allow bench memorials and cremation memorials to be placed over burial plot. Learn more.