Who We Are
We are a full service monument dealer. Our location includes a large indoor and outdoor display of Georgia blue, black, brown and dakota granite as well as marble and bronze.
We have state-of-the-art equipment and all monument lettering engraving, carving, and painting is done in our shop.
This in-turn helps to save time and cut down on customer cost..
We furnish monuments, markers. pet stones, benches, granite signs and brick engraving. As well as cremation memorials.
The Oakes family has been in the monument business for three generations, serving Virginia and North Carolina for over 40 years. Today, Oakes Memorial and Signs is owned and operated by Gary C. Oakes.
It began in the 1940's as Chatham Monuments owned by Gus Keck until 1966 when it was sold to Calvin Oakes. The business remained Chatham Monuments until 1989 when Calvin's son, Gary Oakes bought it. Gary then changed the name to Oakes Memorials and Signs and moved into our current location on Franklin Turnpike.