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A history of Greenfield Monument Works….

How many things can you think of that have lasted over 100 years? Better yet, how many businesses survive over a century? Greenfield Monument Works began in 1900. J. B. Maness built the business throughout West Tennessee and Western Kentucky. His son, Edward Maness went to work for him when he returned from World War II. He worked alongside Travis Ursery (his brother-in-law) and Carmen Goodlow for many years. Then, Edward brought his sons, Mike and Stan Maness, up in the business and turned it over to them. The two of them joined by Corey Sawyers (Mike’s son-in-law). Shortly after Corey was called into the ministry, the Maness family brought in a new addition to the monument family, Tyler Mitchell, in 2013. Now, Tyler Mitchell and Stan Maness are here to help families with memorial needs. So when you are seeking to design a fitting memorial for your loved one, a monument to honor someone or any granite need, you can rest assured that Greenfield Monument Works has the experience and the knowledge to make that process easy for you. .

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Who we are….

Tyler Mitchell and Stan Maness, oversee the operations here at the shop and help families in creating memorials that last. Stan has been working for GMW for 40 plus years, and Tyler began in 2013, soaking up the knowledge passed on from Mike and Stan who have over 90 years experience, combined. Traditional and modern style monuments are now available with over 20-25 colors of granite to choose from.

Tyler Mitchell is the son of Phil and Susan Mitchell of Greenfield. He and his wife, Simmone, live in Greenfield.  Tyler spent his childhood in Cedar Grove/Lexington, TN and his teenage years in Adamsville, TN. He attended Lambuth University in Jackson, TN, but then transferred and completed his degree at UT-Knoxville. Tyler is also on the Weakley County Chamber of Commerce and a volunteer assistant football coach at Greenfield High School. Tyler was hired in 2013, a few years after his friend Blaine passed away. His experience at GMW in picking out a headstone made an impact on him that he now shares with others.  “Being able to work with a person one on one in picking out Blaine’s headstone was very important to me, and I’m thankful I now have the opportunity to help people select a memorial for their loved one.” Simmone also works in Customer Service at the shop and can help answer any question you might have. Simmone has lived all over the country, including Washington, Nevada, Virginia, Georgia, and now Tennessee.  Tyler and Simmone recently had their first child, a son – Teyton Phillip Mitchell, born on Father’s Day 2019. They enjoy getting to travel, going to visit friends and family, spending time with their pets, and helping coach the high school football team.

Stan Maness is the son of Edward and Vannye Maness. Born and raised in Greenfield, Stan graduated from Greenfield High School in 1976. He has three children, Lee Maness of Nashville, Julie Davis of Milan, and Jennifer Chaney of Murfreesboro, and is the step-father of Aaron Mansfield. He and his wife, Sandy, enjoy camping and traveling in their spare time.  Stan’s experience in the monument business and work ethic has helped make Greenfield Monument a household name and a staple in the memorial business in West TN.

We are thankful to have on our staff John Roberts (etching artist), Tanner Smithson (Install specialiast), David Rogers (sandblasting).  John, from Sharon, is a cousin of the Maness family. Learn more about his special talents on the Etchings page. Tanner Smithson graduated from UTM in 2019 and joined GMW after completing his internship here at GMW.  David, a skillful worker that is now our full time engraver, was hired in 2019 and has quickly learned the art of sandblasting. We truly believe we have a great team and we strive to do great things.

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