Frequently Asked Questions

What is memorialization?

The art of honoring the lives of those loved, celebrated and respected.  Throughout history, the most desired way to do this is by erecting monuments.  A monument should last until the end of times and the purchase of one should not be made hurriedly, but instead with great care and consideration.


How long has MBNA been around?

The Monument Builders of North America has been in existence since 1906.


Why is granite used in monuments?

Granite is used for monuments due to its durability, hardness and natural beauty.


Why should I purchase a pre-need monument?

We have more and more people every day purchasing pre-need monuments.  By planning ahead, you have the options of selecting style, color and size you prefer.  A personalized design will help you portray your life and beliefs about yourself to future generations.  You can also save money.  Just like everything else, the cost of granite is gradually increasing.  Purchasing a monument before the need arises means that you are utilizing today's dollars.


It will be less traumatic and emotional to purchase a monument pre-need as well.


What form of payments do we accept?

We accept cash and debit cards without any additional fee.

Any form of credit cards will be charged 3.79% .


Pay by Cash or Debit and SAVE!!!


How do I clean a monument?

Clean according to stain:

For mildew on marble - use full strength purex with medium bristle nylon brush.  Soak thoroughly with purex, let set 5 minutes.  Making sure the stone stays wet, start scrubbing.  Make sure you rinse all purex off well.

For mildew or dirt on granite - use a mild dish detergent and medium bristle brush. Rinse well.


 What is your guarantee?

Rowland Monuments guarantees that all our memorials are composed of 1st quality granite.  Should any natural imperfections in the granite appear within one year of purchase, the memorial will be replaced without cost or expense to the purchaser upon their request.  We are not held accountable for vandalism or an act of God, which includes tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc. 

Always There for You

You can reach us:

Monday - Friday

9am - 5pm



By Appointment Only!

Call during the week 

to make an Appointment




Phone:      731-934-7460

Toll Free:   1-800-771-9068

Fax:          731-934-9346




Rowland Monuments
3320 Main St
Bethel Springs, TN 38315





What to Do in the Event of a Death?

Please immediately notify the deceased's primary care physician as soon as the death occurs.

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