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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

Mildred Bodie Powell

Mildred Bodie H Powell

02/10/26 - 11/29/15

AIKEN – Mrs. Mildred Bodie Hodges Powell entered heaven on November 29, 2015 at the age of 89 to meet ... View full obituary

Donald Frazier

Donald T Frazier

02/22/28 - 11/28/15

AIKEN - Mr. Donald Thomas Frazier, 87, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2015. ... View full obituary

Oliver Bell, Jr.

Oliver Bell, Jr.

02/20/43 - 11/25/15

AIKEN – Mr. Oliver Alexander Bell, Jr., 72, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015. ... View full obituary


William "Bill" G Riehl

03/20/47 - 11/24/15

AIKEN—Mr. William “Bill” George Riehl, 68, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015. ... View full obituary

Hazel Ridgeway

Hazel S Ridgeway

05/14/36 - 11/22/15

AIKEN, SC – HAZEL OLIVIA ALLEN SANDERS RIDGEWAY, 79, died Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Centers. ... View full obituary

Marsha Watkins

Marsha A Watkins

08/14/42 - 11/22/15

AIKEN, SC – MARSHA ANN WATKINS, 73, died Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. ... View full obituary

David Harvey

David G Harvey

03/02/18 - 11/21/15

AIKEN, SC – DAVID G. HARVEY, 97, beloved husband of Dell Wright Harvey, died Saturday, November 21, 2015 at his ... View full obituary

Winston Merrill

Winston E Merrill

04/04/28 - 11/20/15

AIKEN, SC – WINSTON E. MERRILL, 87, husband of the late Christine Lyday Merrill, died Friday, November 20, 2015 at ... View full obituary

Margie Richardson

Margie W Richardson

05/16/24 - 11/20/15

AIKEN, SC – MARGIE WILSON RICHARDSON, 91, widow of Lloyd George Richardson, died Friday, November 20, 2015 at Aiken Regional ... View full obituary

Wilbur Garrick

Wilbur L Garrick

11/27/19 - 11/19/15

AIKEN - Wilbur L. Garrick, 95, born November 27, 1919, in Statesboro, GA passed away peacefully on November 19, 2015. ... View full obituary

Lorraine McClellan

Lorraine V McClellan

03/14/30 - 11/17/15

AIKEN – Mrs. Lorraine Varnadoe McClellan, 85, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015. ... View full obituary

Karen Busser

Karen Busser

11/26/43 - 11/16/15

AIKEN, SC - Karen Marie Bass Busser,  Beloved wife of William Busser for 48 years, died Monday, November 16, 2015 ... View full obituary

Max General

Max General

08/28/33 - 11/13/15

AIKEN – Mr. Max General, age 82, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 at the VA Hospital in Augusta, GA. ... View full obituary

Elizabeth Ann Staudt

Elizabeth Ann J Staudt

05/10/28 - 11/13/15

AIKEN, SC - ELIZABETH ANN JOHNSON STAUDT, 87, died Friday, November 13, 2015 at her residence. Interment services will be ... View full obituary

Patricia Atnipp

Patricia B Atnipp

12/15/39 - 11/10/15

AIKEN, SC – PATRICIA BROWN FULMER ATNIPP, 75, beloved wife of Thomas Jack Atnipp, died Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at ... View full obituary

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