Graniteer Summer 2019

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Employees of Bicknell Supply Company Serve Elbert County Featured on the cover of the Winter 2000 Graniteer was the entrance monuments to McWilliams Memorial Park located in Elberton, Georgia. These monuments were a joint effort of ten Elberton Granite Association Member Firms. Each firm assisted in either supplying granite, fabricating a piece of the monument, or helping to install the finished pieces. The result was what then County Manager Charles Kinney termed “a truly unique and spectacular entrance.” The late Tom Robinson stated “I can’t say enough about the cooperative spirit of the EGA members who produced this granite entrance. The stonework will be a highly-visible symbol of our industry and our county for generations to come.” Mr. Robinson was spot-on in his statement. For the last nineteen years, this entrance has welcomed thousands of Elberton’s youths, their parents along with coaches and volunteers into the park. As with anything worth having.... it must also be worth taking care of. There must be someone willing to stand up and say, “I will take time to do what must be done.” The entrance monuments were showing signs of exposure to the elements and was overdue for a good cleaning. Bicknell Supply Company employs just the group of men to stand up and make that statement. Michael Hughes, Kyle Bagwell and Ryan Crawford all work at Elberton’s Bicknell Supply Company location. They also either coach or assist with coaching Little League at the park. Michael, Kyle and Ryan decided one Saturday to grab some supplies and head to the park on the Saturday before opening day for the little league season. When asked why they and Bicknell took time from their weekend to go and clean these monuments, Michael’s response was “They were nasty and we just felt like this being the Granite Capital of the World, that people that come from out of town would want to see a clean sign.” The gentlemen began pressure washing the monuments to remove the loose dirt, debris and organic matter. After pressure washing the stone, it stone was allowed to dry before applying a product they sell in their store called D/2 Biological Cleaner. Once the cleanser was applied and left for a few minutes to work its magic of lift the dirt from the stone, the gentlemen took Tampico brushes and scrubbed the surfaces. After that step was complete, it was as simple as pressure washing the monuments again to remove the remainder of the dirt and cleanser. The results of their time and effort were astounding as you can see in the photographs below. The once stained monuments stand tall and wide, yet again, welcoming the season for the Elberton community. The gentlemen will be heading back out to the park in the coming weeks to reapply D/2 Biological Cleaner to help keep further growth of organic matter from soiling the stone for the next year or more. Great job men! And a special thank you to Bicknell Supply Company. In Memoriam Billy Walker Rucker June 13, 1938 - February 26, 2019 Mr. Billy Walker Rucker, 80, of Melody Lane, Elberton, finished his course in faith on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his family. Mr. Rucker was born in Elbert County on June 13, 1938, son of the late James Willis Rucker and Reba Yeargin Rucker. He was a member of Elberton Pentecostal Holiness Church and a co-owner/operator of Rucker Trucking. Survivors include his wife, Betty Sue Bessinger Bryant Rucker; children: Patricia Drake, Melissa and Danny Hall, and Suzanne and Marc Libby; step-daughter, Natalie and Phillip Burden; grandchildren: Jared Beckham, Luke Hall, and Madelyn Libby; step-grandchildren: Timothy, Merritt, Nathan, and Alaina; step-great-grandchildren: Logan and Cole; siblings: Frances and Herman Guest, Bobby and Foye Rucker, Richard and Bridgett Rucker, and Phyllis Brooks; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. School of Hard Rocks Returns to Elberton The Elberton community welcomed the return of School of Hard Rocks for their Spring 2019 session. Each year, Charlie Hunt of Hunt Memorials in Nashville, TN, Scott Luken of Luken Memorials in Sioux Falls,SD, and Bobby Mattos of Bras & Mattos Monument Company in Hayward, CA join forces to teach a small group of men and women retailers from around the country how to incorporate creativity and unique designs into their everyday monuments. Keystone Memorials, Inc. hosts the class at their manufacturing plant in Elberton and allow the students full use of their facilities. Keystone also provides unlimited scrap granite pieces for the students to use during their session. This year was slightly different than previous years, however. For the second time in its history, School of Hard Rocks held two back to back three-day sessions. The first class took place Thursday, March 7th and wrapped up on Saturday, March 9th. This class was held specifically for the Monument Builders of the Carolinas who were in Elberton for their annual visit. The second session was their normally scheduled class consisting of retailers throughout the nation. Retailers came together to brainstorm and work side by side with the instructors. The class consisted of demonstrations and techniques along with encouragement and advice on how to incorporate the “out of the box” concept into monuments. The first day for each session began with a trip to the Elberton Granite Museum where EGA provided biscuits and coffee followed by a tour of EGA member Spartan Tool Co., Inc. Here, they discussed the different tools available and their uses and were given the opportunity to purchase new tools or have their existing tools serviced while snacking on donuts and apple fritters. Each class also had the opportunity to go visit a quarry owned by Keystone Granite Company. Here they witnessed the everyday operations of how the granite is taken from the earth. In between these visits, the participants were spending time building monuments and practicing hands-on skills of stone cutting. These monuments were individually created by different participants of the two classes. Each one shows uniqueness, individuality and character. This is one of the many goals of School of Hard Rocks, to learn to not just create a monument, but to create a work of art that generation, will appreciate and love. Heather Sturgill steps through the process of turning a slab of granite into a work of art. EGA Members Ready to Help Equip the Participants One thing is known to be true in the granite industry. One is only as good as their tools. Several granite industry suppliers stepped up to spend part of their days with the participants of School of Hard Rock to make sure they were fully equipped to complete their tasks and goals. A big “thank you” to Bicknell Supply Company, Granite Sales and Supply, Miles Supply and Spartan Tools for willingness to be a support to the participants this year. Jacob Ellis Winner of the 2019 School of Hard Rocks Mallet Trophy Bran Oswalt, Caleb Luken & Dewain Vincent Winner of the 2019 Group Design Competition Glenn Carlson Winner of the 2019 School of Hard Rocks Mallet Trophy Michael Johns, Donna Brown & Randall Benton Winner of the 2019 Group Design Competition Good Old-Fashioned Southern Hospitality At Its Finest! In favor of the southern traditions here in Georgia, several of our member firms volunteered to provide snacks, and meals for the School of Hard Rock participants. A big thank you to Spartan Tool for providing donuts and apple fritters for both classes, Bicknell Supply Company provided catered lunch for each class, Miles Supply provided pizza for lunch during both classes and Granite Sales & Supply provided Happy Hour during the banquet! 2019 3RD ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT October 25, 2019 ARROWHEAD POINTE GOLF COURSE This special event will be held at Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course in Richard B. Russell State Park, Elberton, Georgia on October 25, 2019. Proceeds from participation and sponsorship will help to provide much needed renovations and repairs to the Elberton Granite Museum and Exhibit. For more information about enrolling your team or becoming a sponsor, contact Matthew Pruitt or Chris Kubas at 706-283-2551 or visit our website at TWO FLIGHTS - Cash Prizes Plus merchandise Prizes for Top Three Teams Per Flight! Merchandise Prizes for Third Place of each Flight! Hole-In-One Contest - Closest To Pin - Longest Drive Putting Contest AND MORE! Sponsorships Needed! Awards Ceremony & Buffet Sponsor Platinum, Gold & Silver Sponsor • Beverage Cart Sponsor Putting Contest Sponsor • Longest Drive Sponsor Hole Sponsor • Gift Bag Sponsors Hole-In-One Challenge Sponsor See for more details of cost and benefits for sponsorships. The Elberton Granite Museum & Exhibit was originally designed in 1979 and opened to the public in March, 1981. The goal of the Elberton Granite Association is to provide a resource to the public that relates the history of Elberton’s granite industry, to preserve its traditions, and to explain the quarrying and manufacturing processes. Over the years, our museum collection has grown, and the facilities are in need of improvements. Your participation in our golf tournament will help us achieve that goal. All proceeds to benefit the Elberton Granite Museum Foundation. A Familiar Face Returns To Majestic Granite Majestic Granite re-hired a former employee, Shelli Maxwell. Shelli has worked for Majestic two times before in between serving in the U.S. Army and attending the American Military University. Shelli is a native of Elbert County and has focused her career within the granite industry since 2004. Her responsibilities at Majestic Granite include sales, order processing as well as special project quoting. However, Shelli has added a touch of drafting and design to her list of capabilities now. The Elberton Granite Association along with Majestic Granite would like to welcome Shelli back into the fold and wish her all the luck in her new position. Monument Retailers Basic Course 2019 Featuring FIVE Full Days of Training! Be sure to reserve your seat early, Only 20 Seats Available! Visit for more information, call 706-283-2551 or email September 9th - 13th Learn How Granite Goes From Quarry To Completion Along With: Setting Techniques & Tips • The EGA Certified Memorial Program • Advertising & Marketing • Wholesale Pricing • EGA Cemetery Planning Services • Computer Graphics & Design • Monument Accessories State, Regional & National Monument Organizations and So Much More! Cost $275 Per Person Limit 2 people per company. Participants must be sponsored by one of our members. Lunch provided throughout the course. This course is designed for those who are new to the business and are looking for the best advice, tips and tricks straight from the experts. It will give you all the information you need to get your business started in the right direction, and to help you increase your productivity and sales. Register today at • Class Enrollment is First Come First Serve • Payment must be in form of check or money order Keynote Speaker & Week-Long Mentor: Troy Caldwell, Certified Memorialist of Caldwell Monuments in Kokomo, Indiana Johnson Machine Shop dove into a new project this year of making a new Chop Saw for Welch’s Granite Company. This special saw was designed to cut notches in dies such as heart and cross shaped monuments would require. The machine is completely self-contained with a hydraulic system used to raise and lower the blade, move the blade left or right and to move the cart forward or back. The cart is fabricated with a pop-up option to lift the stone and turn its position while on the table. All the cylinders have a flow control valve to adjust each cycle as needed. The movements of the blade can be controlled with an 8-push button remote control that allows the operator to adjust the blade’s movement. Jim Welch, owner of Welch’s Granite stated, “It runs real good and does just what it’s supposed to do. It gets the job done.” Baston Monuments, Inc. recently found a need to have a new edge splitter made for them with the purchase of another looming in the near future. The splitter has increased production in their plant drastically without the worry of damaging the beautiful polished surfaces of the stones as it splits them apart. The machine is capable of splitting slabs as thick as 20-inches and as wide as 6-feet. In order to accomplish the correct splitting angle, the entire head can be changed relative to the stone by up to 5 degrees. By doing this, the machine meets the needs of the splitting operation without the risk of damaging the stone. “Smooth clean cut every time. This allows for less waste.” Says Michael Baston, Owner of Baston Monuments. Johnson Machine Shop made these push conveyor tables. The tables are made to be either pushed manually or motorized. The rollers, fabricated at Johnson Machine Shop, are then coated with rubber to ensure safety to the stones being rolled across them. They are mounted to the frame using pillow block bearing for easy replacing. The standard conveyors are constructed of 8” heavy channel and are 10-feet long and 38-inches wide. The tables have rigid adjustable legs and are used for in and out conveyor to guillotines, laser machines, and other stone finishing machines or stations. Miles Supply’s Give Back Program 2019 The Elbert County Middle School Beta Club received the top donation this Spring from the Miles Supply Give Back Program. (Pictured: Owner Mark Crook and recipient Angela Scoggins for the Jr Beta Club) The Jr Beta Club was not the only beneficiary; each month members of the Miles Supply staff nominate three youth organizations to receive Give Back donations. Community supporters get involved by rallying and voting for the top donation of $500. Elbert County High School Golf and Elbert County High School Baseball received $250 and $100 donations, respectively. Our Elberton, Georgia staff generally choose youth program nominees in the local community twice a year. Miles Supply says of their program: “Miles Supply’s Give Back program truly describes our philosophy; an emphasis on our employees and our family. Sure, we love selling products and machines, we enjoy meeting new people and spending time with friends we’ve known for years, but at the end of the day, we love to give back. We love to see the smile on a kid’s face. We love being a part of the community. We’re really excited about Miles Supply Gives Back and the young people that will benefit in your community.” “American Idol” Top 40 Contestants Receive Gifts from EGA Member-Firms Harper’s Quarry, Inc. and A.Q. Stone Design Company worked together to honor “American Idol” Top 40 Contestants, Clay Page and Tyler Mitchell while they were in town performing at the Elbert County Fairgrounds on May 11, 2019. The EGA Member-Firms designed and fabricated black granite 15” custom sandblasted and etched name plates. Clay’s desk set was sandblasted with his name along with musical notes and the Southbound recording company’s logo. On the right side of Clay’s desk set was etched a deer and fish. Tyler’s desk set was sandblasted with his name along with musical notes along with the logo of the guitar company that he plays. The boys both put on an excellent concert for Clay Page’s hometown, The Granite Capital Of The World, Elberton, Georgia! (L-R) Clay Page, Mark & Katy Harper with Harper’s Quarry, Inc. and Tyler Mitchell Eric Wolf of Walker Granite Company Earns Certificate of Apprenticeship The Elberton Granite Association is proud to announce that Eric Wolf of Walker Granite Company successfully completed his apprenticeship as a Top and End Polisher. Eric spent 320 hours of training under Rhett Walker and Brad Holland, both with Walker Granite Company. Eric stated, “I enjoyed the training and I love working at Walker Granite.” “Eric always showed up ready to learn and was always respectful and great to work with” stated Rhett Walker. Photographed left to right: Rhett Walker & Eric Wolf, Walker Granite Company and Matthew Pruitt, Elberton Granite Association The downtown monument display is a time-honored tradition here in Elberton, Georgia. The site where the display currently sits was a run-down eyesore until 1970 when the Elberton Granite Association renovated and began maintaining the display. It is now a sacred display of artistic talent and stone working craftsmanship. Members of the Elberton Granite Association have been putting their most outstanding monuments on display for the community to see for the last 48 years. The monuments are changed out every six months to keep a consistent flow of art and design in the mind of the community. The display is a unique site attracting widespread attention from local citizens along with visitors and tourists. It has a special attraction for monument industry visitors as they can see the talent and abilities of the Elberton community. This year’s Spring/Summer Display features some stunning elements in each monument. Each piece presented has a unique style but boasts the capabilities of our local sandblasters in shape carving. Shape Carving is the Art of putting a dimensional effect to what would be a flat surface otherwise. It gives depth and artistic appeal to the surface of the stone. These members did an exceptional job with each and every monument shown and EGA would like to thank its members for their continued participation in this display. Without them, we could not continue to offer this community project. Pyramid Materials, Inc. crafted this stunning monument for the Spring 2019 Downtown Display. This monument shows the versatility of thinking “outside the box” in interring cremation remains within your monument. Two cremains can be placed at rest under each American Black bench seat. King’s Monument Company, Inc. created this beautiful monument from Colonial Rose granite. The rock pitched outer shape and the smooth clean lines of the polished portion only serve to accentuate King’s special shaped roses that separate the two textures. This monument is exquisite and would offer honor and integrity to the memory of a loved one. Brownstone Memorials, Inc. and Design Mart, LLC teamed up to create this spectacular monument with such a beautiful design element sandblasted on it. The monument is made from Standard Blue granite in a unique design that complements the sandblasted cross and shape carved roses. Hunter Granite Sales and A.Q. Stone Design joined forces to make this intricately detailed monument. The sandblasting detail perfectly contours the round top and follows along with the lines of the rabbits creating a seamless look of elegance. Central Granite Company, Inc. showcased this stunning mausoleum made from Cherokee Marble and Jet Black granite. Entombment in mausoleums has been gradually gaining popularity against burial in the ground and this is a beautiful example to look at when considering a single mausoleum. Keystone Memorials Inc. fashioned this creative work of art from American Black granite utilizing the artistic talents of a stone carver to add the starburst patterns. The beautiful grain of the granite complements the work of the sandblasting as it imitates movement across the stone. River Edge Granite Company, Inc. fabricated this classic styled monument featuring shape carved detail that wraps around the outside edges and along the back. Made from India Red granite, this monument stands out with style. Willis Dimension Stone teamed up with the University of Georgia and the State Botanical Gardens to create various projects within the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden located just inside the State Botanical Gardens in Athens, Georgia The purpose of the project was to build a place that children could be inspired to learn and play all in one. The concept that learning can be fun is prominent in this garden where children have hands-on activities that create an environment of creativity and learning all in one. Willis Dimension began working with this project late 2018. The design concept was complex in nature with many unknown details. Sam Chandran coordinated and streamlined many aspects including working with the architect and owners to ensure that requirements were met and that the project was redesigned to fit form and function using 3D Auto Cad. A.Q. Stone Design Company was responsible for stencil cutting and laying out the design to fit the panels and pieces as it should. All of the granite used in the garden is made of Savannah Gray granite which is highly uniform and appealing in color and grain. Throughout the garden one will see various textures and techniques used to form all of the granite pieces including polished, thermal, honed, bush hammered, quarry split, rock pitched, water jet, stippled, sandblasted and frosted. Upon entrance to the garden you will pass over a donor’s plaque embedded into the walkway and surrounded by 4” cobble stone to set it off. Beyond the donor’s plaque is a 20-foot map of Georgia embedded into the walkway. The map is sandblasted with the many lakes, rivers, streams, and cities located in the state. Spread out among the map are round polished granite disks which highlight the rare plants, birds and animals found in Georgia. The state is fabricated from eight large pieces to match the grid pattern surrounding it. This piece brings much learning to the youth as they explore the different native plant and wildlife to the state. It is a central focal point as one enters into the 2.5-acre garden where many families gather to have their picture taken on their special spot on the map. The map is surrounded by radial granite walls topped with bench tops to rest on. Along the top of the map sits a massive and intricate Georgia Discovery Wall. This brilliant and elegant granite wall consists of three concentric radial granite rows stacked and fit together like a perfect puzzle. The back row and the middle row have true radial face and radial back fabricated to scale. The largest piece being 9-foot-tall and 6 foot 6 inches wide. The combined thickness of the three rows are 2 foot 2 inches. The middle and front row of radial granite elements span 45 feet in length with radial sawn back and split face. There is an interactive water feature system installed in the center of the first granite wall element. This feature delivers water up to the top of the granite with the push of a button located on the first panel. The water feature models the water flowing from Georgia’s mountains all the way to the coast. There are water runnels fabricated on the top edge of all the granite elements that flows through the wall and down underneath the pavement, finally emptying into the water pond feature on the other side of the feature. The middle row of the granite wall is labeled with major city names found in Georgia along with elevations, exotic plants and animals. “Elberton granite is not just about death and mourning. There are so many other uses and functions that Elberton granite can be used for and this particular job just touches my heart to know how the people interact with it and the children learn and become inspired by it. This is just a perfect example of its many uses. We appreciate the opportunity to make the architect’s design a reality.” stated Dale Willis, owner of Willis Dimension Stone. These are very true words spoken. Willis Dimension did an outstanding job creating this garden. Stay tuned to the next issue of the Graniteer to see the rest of this wonderful work of art stationed inside the State Botanical Gardens in Athens, Georgia. Jenson Etching, LLC is staffed with some of Elberton’s finest hand etch artist. These artists offer the ability to add color and detail to a monument that otherwise would be black and white. The personalization available to the granite industry today is largely thanks to the talent of skillful artists such as this. The artists take a photograph and tirelessly bring the image to life on the surface of granite. This scene was hand etched onto a black memorial stone using a specialized diamond-tipped tool. Once the scene was drawn out and etched, the artist went back and added even more detail. It was then hand painted to give the image the final touch. Jenson Etching offers hand etch services along with impact etching and laser etching. Keystone Memorials, Inc. created this beautiful cross memorial for Campbell Monument Company in Provencal, Louisiana. The cross was sandblasted using a combination of double process and flat carve and finished with rock pitch and a shell rock border. The base of the cross is unique as it offers the combination of steel and polish to give the stone definition and separation at the same time. Majestic Granite Company fabricated this beautiful stone featuring Glass Art Imaging of black and white boats. The stone was made for Celestial Monument Company in Lucedale, Mississippi. The stone was cut with two 5” notches out of the bottom so that it could sit over and between two existing ledgers. This allowed the two bevel stones and ledgers to be united together. Eagle Granite Company crafted this beautiful monument for Rest Haven Memorial Park in Rockwall, Texas. The family monument is made from Blue Ridge granite. The repeated use of various members on the caps of the monument give it a very distinguished and impressive appeal. The family name is steel raised letters in a tool cleaned panel while the base features a 2” margin with balance rock pitched and a smooth clean drop wash. This stunning monument was created by Majestic Granite Company for a family member of an EGA Member-firm employee. The monument features sandblasted fishing poles crossed behind the family name with a fish jumping below. The monument is all polished sitting atop a base with a polished top and rock pitched edges. River Edge Granite Company recently began creating a group of well- known historical child memorials. The monuments are polished on front and back and steeled on the edges, however the monuments can be shaped to fit the need. Sitting atop the monument is a hand carved lamb. Since ancient times, lambs have been used to symbolize the loss of a child when used on a monument. Because the lamb is a symbol of Christ in the Bible, it now signifies purity and innocence, thus the use on children’s memorials. While many monuments are beginning to look to a more contemporary style, there is still something to be said for the classic and historical look that portrays such deep meaning. Keystone Memorials, Inc. fabricated this beautiful monument for Hope Haven Marble and Granite in Gonzales, Louisiana. Porcelains Unlimited, LLC created the porcelain inlay used to display the photograph inset on the front along with the panel inset into the back of the monument. The memorial is polished on both front and back with balance rock pitched on both sides and top. The vase is cut into the shape of a cross holding the fire department medallion. The base is polished along the top with the sides balance rock pitched. Porcelains Unlimited, LLC created this spectacular porcelain grand panel to be inserted into the back side of the monument that Keystone Memorials, Inc. created. The porcelain panel was fired in a specialized kiln built exclusively for large panels then set inside the recessed area of the monument. The panels are guaranteed to withstand the torments of weather, chipping and fading. These panels allow a story of love and honor of loved ones to be told that otherwise might be forgotten with time. Hillcrest Granite Company was given the honor of working with B&D Marble & Granite in Port Barre, Louisiana in creating a mausoleum that looked like it had always been a part of a historical cemetery that dates back to 1790 and is one of the oldest in the state. The part of this job that made it unique is that the mausoleum was being built over an existing below-ground mausoleum that was already being occupied. More space was needed in the mausoleum as the Marianites of Holy Cross nuns that owned the small plot of land holding the below ground mausoleum, combined with another small order of nuns. This created a future need for more space in the cemetery. The objective was to add space for another thirty caskets and create a space for urns. The beautifully designed mausoleum consists of 112 different pieces of granite, the most challenging being two 21-foot long headers. “This complete project from the overall design to drawing each individual part was done using Monu-Cad. All the granite came from Hillcrest. I can honestly say that they did an awesome job making sure every part was right!” stated Don Lalonde of B&D Marble & Granite. The mausoleum can be seen in the St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery in Port Barre, Louisiana. Southern Mausoleums, Inc. built this remarkable mausoleum for Riverside Monument Sales in Ellijay, Georgia. The 2-crypt mausoleum is set off with two doric style columns standing just over 2-feet tall. The exterior of the design is all polished aside from the edge of the base which is rock pitched. River Edge Granite Company has proven to be a company with many talents. While working on a job for Doric South Monuments in 2018, featured in the winter 2018 edition of the Graniteer magazine, the team at River Edge Granite Company simultaneously worked on repairing and restoring this historic work of art. The marble statue of a civil war soldier once stood where the obelisk now resides in downtown Demopolis, Alabama. Due to a vehicular accident, the monument was broken from its pedestal and fell to the ground in pieces just above the ankles. The team at River Edge spent weeks cleaning the monument and securing the pieces back together. The town decided that the monument deserved a new home in the Marengo County Historical Archives Museum in downtown, where its memory and honor could be displayed proudly. In its original place stands the new obelisk which expands recognition to honor fallen soldiers from all wars rather than one alone. The marble soldier has been standing atop its pedestal since 1910 and the town of Demopolis is pleased that they are able to continue his story in a safe location. When onlookers walk by the monument they will notice the tell-tell signs of the soldier’s once-broken state. The ankles broke loose from the pedestal, the rifle broke in two locations and the soldier’s hat was broken several times. Each crack and seam will continue to tell of the history of all that this statue has seen. Great job to River Edge for preserving this work of art and assisting a town in finding a wonderful solution that honors the unity that they pride themselves in. This stunning World War One monument was created by Matthews Granite, a division of Matthews International, for Done Right Signs in Pontiac, Michigan. The monument features an apex top with a half inch deep check that goes all the way around the top of the monument. Star Granite and Bronze, a division of Matthews International, created the base for this fallen heroes memorial located in Monroe, Georgia. The elegant pedestal is made from Jet Mist granite and features smooth clean lines that create a solid foundation holding sandblasted verses and names of those who gave their ultimate gift for our freedom and safety. The monument represents both first responders and military. Keystone Memorials, Inc. created the granite pieces of this Fallen Officer Memorial for Cycadia Monuments. Cycadia Monuments is located in Palm Harbor, Florida. The monuments are made from Galaxy Jet Black granite. Jenson Etching provided the etching services that is shown on the monuments. The tablet on the left is etched with the badges of 13 different departments that serve and protect Pinellas County, Florida. The tablet on the right is etched with the names of 25 local officers who have fallen. The base in the center is inscribed with “All Gave Some, Some Gave All”. This beautiful memorial is located outside of the new Sheriff’s office building in honor of their fallen brothers and sisters. HEROES NEVER FORGOTTEN Stone Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada, MBNA St. Louis, Missouri, ICCFA, Charlotte, North Carolina Phillip Gawet, Friendsville, TN; Tia Emery, Miles Supply; Judy & Ed Anderson, Granite, OK; Adam Martin, Miles Supply; Dorian Campagnola, Verona, Italy; Eric Chaloux and Jerry Carrier, Miles Supply Jared Lee, Jeff Lackie, Jeffrey Yeargin & Andy Lundberg, Diamant Boart Madison Johnson, Wilson Industrial Electric, Inc. Nathan Lange, Longville, MN & Tanner Lewis Porcelains Unlimited Elaine Oglesby, Keystone Memorials & Sos Rodrique, Gonzales, LA Ian Turpin, Amite, LA and Tammy & Quinn Floyd, A.Q. Stone Design Company Stacey Drake, Granite Sales & Supply Corporation & Tony Watson, College Station, TX Ronnie Rodrique, Gonzales, LA, Brent Holt, Keystone Memorials, Melissa Rodrique, Gonzales, LA, Laura Hernandez, Keystone Granite Company, Justin & Becky Gallagher, St. Clairsville, OH, Tony Watson, College Station, TX, Mona Rodrique, Gonzales, LA, Kevin Laird, Brookhaven, MS, Sos Rodrique, Gonzales, LA, Tom, Elaine and George Oglesby, Keystone Memorials and Mark Ifft from Pontiac, IL Joshua & Lindsey Laird, Bolivar, MO, Jake & Chrissy Smith, Central Granite Company, and Brad Wommack, Bolivar, MO Joshua & Jesse Johnson, Conway, SC, Bruce Bicknell and James Oglesby, Bicknell Supply Company, Teddy & Beth Foster, Brookland, AR, Michael Hughes, Bicknell Supply Company, Becca & Brody Foster, Brookland, AR, Leslie Turpin and Kyle Bagwell, Bicknell Supply Company Tony Watson, College Station, TX, Tanner Lewis, Porcelains Unlimited, and Lisa & Roger Beecham, Lexington, TN John Andrews, Miles Supply of Elberton, Gara Andrews, Pyramid Materials, Pat Rutherford, Pyramid Stone Industries and Michael & Breanna Evans, Pyramid Materials Evan Storrs, Reid Fuller, & Brady Turner, Miles Supply, James Carnathan, Mena AR, Kevin Thompson, Columbus, OH, Pam Schultz, Madison, TN, Ronnie Brown, Miles Supply, Matt Thompson, Columbus, OH, Wayne Ashlock, Bolivar MO, Mark Crook and Adam Martin, Miles Supply Steve & Beth Caroll, King, NC, Kenneth Brown, Childs and Childs Granite Company, and Joshua & Jesse Johnson, Conway, SC Richard & Pam Schultz, Madison, TN, Billy Fox, Kristen & Ryan Albertson, Henry & Henry, Debra Busam, Hillside, IL, and Nate Albertson, Elberton, GA Mike Fernandez, Jason Storm & Kelly Storm, Design Mart, Mary, Neil, and Dan Sanderson, Orillia, Ontario Billy Fox, Mandy, CJ, Kent & Darrin Curnel, Henry & Henry, and Tom Oglesby, Keystone Memorials Jody Foster, Brookland, AR, Jeremy Owens, Matthews International, Beth & Becca Foster, Brookland, AR, Dwain Harris, Matthews International, Teddy & Brody Foster, Brookland, AR, Eric Turner and David Sayer, Matthews International John Pesavento, Scranton, PA and Steve Skeba, Matthews International Steve Ryan, Peebles OH; Kurt Lukemeyer, King’s Monument Company; Tom Woodruff Jr., & Tom Woodruff, Sr. of Wyandotte, MI and Rich Ashbrenner of King’s Monument Company Steve & Beth Caroll, King, NC, Stacey Drake, Granite Sales and Supply, and Joshua & Jesse Johnson, Conway, SC Happy Hour was once again sponsored by the EGA. As always, the EGA is honored to continue the tradition of sponsoring happy hour every time possible! Rick Adams, Matthews International and Tanner Lewis, Porcelains Unlimited Kevin Brown and Nick Fleischer, Eagle Granite Company, Jim and Edwin Hess, Fallston, MD Rick Adams, Matthews International, David Shipper, Buckingham, PA, and Greg Gunter, Matthews International Harry Neel, Pittsburgh, PA and George Arnold, Glass Art Imaging
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