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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

Vivian Carbajal-Juarez

Vivian Carbajal-Juarez


AIKEN – Baby girl Vivian Carbajal-Juarez passed away January 28, 2015 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. ... View full obituary

Kenneth Hardin

Kenneth L Hardin

12/03/36 - 01/27/15

AIKEN, SC - KENNETH LEE HARDIN, 78, beloved husband of Rita C. Hardin, died unexpectedly Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at ... View full obituary

Frederick Kern

Frederick H Kern

11/24/45 - 01/25/15

AIKEN, SC – FREDERICK HARMON “FRED” KERN, 69, beloved husband of Suzanne “Suzi” Kern, died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at ... View full obituary

John Gleason

John E Gleason

09/03/48 - 01/22/15


Alan Taylor

Alan G Taylor

01/24/24 - 01/22/15

AIKEN, SC – ALAN GORDON TAYLOR, 90, husband of the late Val Smoter Taylor, died Thursday, January 22, 2014 at ... View full obituary

Barbara Kemp

Barbara B Kemp

07/25/27 - 01/19/15

AIKEN, SC - Barbara Bentley Kemp died on Monday, January 19, 2015 at Pepper Hill Nursing Center. ... View full obituary

Emery Kirk

Emery Kirk

06/03/28 - 01/19/15

AIKEN, SC – EMERY KIRK, 86, beloved husband of Kim Kirk, entered into eternal rest Monday, January 19th, 2015 at ... View full obituary

Thomas Parkinson

Thomas F Parkinson

02/22/25 - 01/19/15

Thomas Franklin Parkinson, 89, died Monday, January 19, 2015, at the University of Virginia Hospital. ... View full obituary

Shirley Shuford

Shirley P Shuford

07/10/42 - 01/15/15

AIKEN, SC – SHIRLEY P. SHUFORD, 72, beloved wife of Gerald D. Shuford, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at GRU ... View full obituary


Donald "Don" L Fulmer

04/18/35 - 01/13/15

AIKEN – Mr. Donald "Don" Lenwood Fulmer, 79, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015. ... View full obituary

Tina Gwinn

Tina R Gwinn

02/20/62 - 01/13/15

AIKEN, SC – TINA RUTH GWINN, 52, beloved wife of Daniel C. Gwinn, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at her ... View full obituary

Robert Kierspe

Robert W Kierspe

08/05/30 - 01/11/15

AIKEN, SC - Robert William Kierspe, 84, affectionately known as Bob, passed away quietly in his home on Sunday, January ... View full obituary


Charles "Chuck" E Tatman

04/16/28 - 01/10/15

AIKEN - Charles (Chuck) Elson Tatman passed from this world to his eternal home with his Lord and Savior on ... View full obituary

Helen Culbreath

Helen H Culbreath

10/06/23 - 01/09/15

Aiken – Mrs. Helen Hodge Culbreath, 91, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015. ... View full obituary

Doyle Lambert

Doyle H Lambert

08/08/28 - 01/09/15

AIKEN - Doyle Henry Lambert, 86, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015. ... View full obituary

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