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Frequently Asked Questions

How long should I wait before purchasing a memorial?
There is no set time that you should wait. Some people are able to make a decision within a few days and others will take months. When you feel comfortable to talk about your ideas and are able to make a confident decision, you are ready.

How long does it take to complete a monument?
We have a full time shop and our standard delivery on in stock items is four to six weeks. Specialty monuments and markers that are special ordered can take up to 5 or 6 months (depending on the manufacturer). If you were to choose a monument in stock and would like it to placed in the cemetery for a special occasion like a family reunion, we have been able to have them installed within seven to ten days.

How do I know I'm making the right choice in purchasing our memorial?
Your monument purchase is a major purchase and should be a family decision. We want you to feel well informed of all your options. We spend an unlimited amount of time with each family dedicated to designing a memorial to fit your budget, your needs and any future needs. Always ask for a scaled computer drawing that you can approve. You should actually have more than design or size to choose from. You should take the time to go to the companies display and see the size and shape you are interested in.

What type of guarantee comes with your memorials?
You should always ask what type of guarantee is offered before you purchase a monument from any retailer. Camden Memorials, Inc., provides a written guarantee on the materials and workmanship. Your memorial is inspected and approved under the strictest quality standards. We will replace without charge any granite portion of your memorial should that portion crack or prove defective in any way attributable to the granite or workmanship of Camden Memorials and verifiable by our representative. Such replacement and related costs, including material, labor and installation, will be borne by Camden Memorials. This guarantee can be passed on to future generations.

How much do memorials cost?
The main components that go into the cost of a monument is the type of granite used, size, finish, design or carving and the cemetery fees if any that are specific to your cemetery. The simplest memorials may start around $250.00 while a family monument can range from $1000 to $5000 and up. We stock several monuments in our inventory that also retail over $15,000.00. See our gallery for pictures of some of our in stock items.

With all the brochures and letters I received how can I be sure to do business with the right company?
When you purchase your monument make certain that you are dealing with an established company. Our company history dates back to 1892 and we have served thousands of families in Arkansas and the northern sections of Louisiana. You will know when the time is right. The company that you are dealing with must be knowledgeable, professional, and willing to take the time to listen to your needs and concerns. Anyone who attempts to pressure you into a quick decision based only on price, arrives at your doorstep, or calls a few days after your family's funeral and urges you to make a hasty decision, does not have your best interest in mind.

My cemetery will only allow me to place a flat bronze or flat granite marker. Why is this?
Some cemeteries will only allow flat markers. Most of these cemeteries are Memorial Garden type cemeteries. At the time the thought was that this appearance would give you a park-like setting and would be easier to maintain. Most of these cemeteries are now planning upright memorial sections because people find flat graves difficult to locate especially in the winter time and people tend to prefer an upright or pillow style monument as it gives them more capability to customize their own family memorial.

Flat (9340qv) Pillow (9405qv) Upright (9413qv)

What is the difference between granite and marble?
The composition of granite and marble is very different. Granite is an igneous rock that was once a molten mass called magma. Marble is created by a concentration of bones and shells of sea creatures that build up a deposit of lime. Therefore, marble is not nearly as hard as granite and will erode over the years. Granite is the preferred material to use for memorials because of its durability.

We hope this information is helpful for you. Please keep in mind the rules and regulations differ from cemetery to cemetery. We would be pleased to contact your cemetery to verify your regulations for plot layout and size restrictions. Before you make your final decision please allow us the opportunity to review any quotation you receive. We can help determine if you are receiving the highest value for the dollars you are spending.


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