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Thank you for visiting the Shellhouse Funeral Home, Inc., Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, Inc. and Shellhouse-Rivers Crematory website.

Shellhouse Funeral Home, Inc. and Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, Inc., have consistently been chosen as the best funeral homes in Aiken by readers of the Aiken Standard since 2006.

The business was started in 1993 and is owned and operated by the Shellhouse family of Aiken, SC. Beginning in 2002, we acquired Rivers Funeral Home and it became Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, Inc.  For peace of mind of families who choose cremation, Shellhouse - Rivers Crematory offers Aiken's only on-site crematory at our East Pine Log Road location.

Bethany Cemetery was purchased by the Shellhouse family in 2000. The cemetery was founded in 1892 and much of Aiken's history lies in the plots and tombs within the grounds. The state historical commission once wrote on the history of the site, "To walk through Bethany Cemetery is to walk through the history of Aiken."

I invite you to browse through our site, and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about our business, staff and the services we offer.

Robert W. Shellhouse, Jr.
President/Funeral Director

Theresa Cook

Theresa R Cook

02/26/24 - 12/19/14

AIKEN, SC – THERESA ROBINSON COOK, 90, widow of James L. Cook, died Friday, December 19, 2014 at Aiken Regional ... View full obituary

Barbara Steadman

Barbara S Steadman

03/04/41 - 12/19/14

AIKEN – Mrs. Barbara Joe Stokes Steadman, 73, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014 at her home. ... View full obituary

Bernice Yonce

Bernice W Yonce

05/15/27 - 12/19/14

NEW ELLENTON, SC - MRS. BERNICE WIDENER YONCE, 87 of New Ellenton, SC went to be with the Lord on ... View full obituary

Richard Baxter

Richard G Baxter

06/03/28 - 12/18/14

AIKEN - We lost a gentle, brilliant, shy, modest, kind and humorous soul on December 18, 2014. Richard George Baxter ... View full obituary

Joy Pruett

Joy J Pruett

10/21/33 - 12/16/14

NEW ELLENTON, SC – JOY JEWELL PRUETT, 81, widow of Hilton Pruett, died Tuesday evening, December 16, 2014 at Aiken ... View full obituary

Ned McClain

Ned B McClain

08/09/31 - 12/15/14

AIKEN, SC – NED BUSH McCLAIN, 83, beloved husband of Betty Jordan McClain, died Monday morning, December 15, 2014 at ... View full obituary

L. Fred DeMarais

L. Fred DeMarais

01/10/28 - 12/13/14

AIKEN - Mr. L. Fred DeMarais, 86, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014. ... View full obituary

Miriam Hallman

Miriam Y Hallman

05/31/24 - 12/10/14

AIKEN – Mrs. Miriam “Mimi” Yvonne Johnston Hallman, 90, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014. ... View full obituary

Betty Weyant

Betty W Weyant

03/05/23 - 12/10/14

Aiken - Betty “Sunny” Wohlwend Shannon Weyant, 91, passed peacefully into eternity Wednesday, December 10, 2014. ... View full obituary

James Sides

James F Sides

08/16/41 - 12/06/14

AIKEN, SC – JAMES FREDERICK SIDES, 73, beloved husband of Karen Duncan Sides for 44 years, died Saturday, December 6th, ... View full obituary

William Oswald

William Oswald




Regina "Jean" B Peterson


AIKEN, SC – REGINA BELL “JEAN” PETERSON, widow of James A. “Jim” Peterson, died Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Trinity ... View full obituary


Elizabeth "Lib" C Proctor

04/24/32 - 12/04/14

BARNWELL, SC – ELIZABETH C. “LIB” PROCTOR, 82, widow of John Proctor, died Thursday, December 4, 2014 at her residence. ... View full obituary

Edna Long

Edna C Long

09/19/26 - 12/03/14

AIKEN, SC- EDNA CHAMBERS LONG, 88, beloved wife of the late Joseph E. Long, died Wednesday, December 03, 2014 at ... View full obituary

William Rundorff, Sr.

William J Rundorff, Sr.

11/21/21 - 12/02/14

AIKEN, SC - William J. “Bill” Rundorff, 93, of Aiken, died Tuesday morning, December 2, 2014, at Hitchcock Place assisted ... View full obituary

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