Unique Monuments That Last

Monuments and headstones are everlasting. Alva Monument Works Inc and Sams Monument Company understands the importance of memorialization. They tell who we are and where we come from, so finding the right one is exceptionally important. We offer a wide selection of monuments in various styles and materials so you can find the best one for your loved one.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Single Monument - Single monuments mark a single plot. They can be found in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. 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.

  • Child Monument - We are 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.