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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

Bernice Dixon

Bernice B Dixon

11/08/29 - 04/27/15

NEW ELLENTON, SC – BERNICE BRANHAM DIXON, 85, widow of Davis Ross Dixon, died Monday, April 27, 2015 at her ... View full obituary

Gladys Bates

Gladys C Bates

09/15/23 - 04/26/15

AIKEN, SC - Born in Edgefield, South Carolina on September 15, 1923, Gladys Chapman Bates passed away at her home ... View full obituary

Dennis Reardon

Dennis Reardon

11/17/39 - 04/26/15

AIKEN, SC - DENNIS REARDON,75, beloved husband of Clair Reardon, died Sunday, April 26, 2015 at his lake house in ... View full obituary

Harry Woodward, Jr.

Harry H Woodward, Jr.

04/14/33 - 04/26/15

Funeral plans will be announced by SHELLHOUSE - RIVERS FUNERAL HOME, 715 EAST PINE LOG RD., AIKEN, SC

Harold Heath

Harold Heath

02/15/37 - 04/25/15

HARLEM, GA - On the evening of April 25, 2015, Harold Heath entered into eternal peace worshipping his loving Savior ... View full obituary

Roger Donnelly, Jr.

Roger J Donnelly, Jr.

05/30/62 - 04/24/15

Aiken, SC ROGER J. DONNELLY, JR, 52, died Friday April 24 at his residence. A native of Red Bank, NJ, ... View full obituary

Janet Johnson

Janet M Johnson

06/30/55 - 04/23/15

AIKEN, SC- JANET MERLE CANADAY JOHNSON, 59, beloved wife of the late Herbert Johnson, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. ... View full obituary

Kevin Sikes, Jr.

Kevin W Sikes, Jr.

04/21/15 - 04/21/15

AIKEN – Kevin William Sikes, Jr., infant son of Kevin William Sikes, Sr. and Sherry Key, passed away Tuesday, April ... View full obituary

Elizabeth Maynard

Elizabeth Maynard

04/08/18 - 04/20/15

AIKEN, SC – ELIZABETH MAYNARD, 97, widow of Dewaine DeLaurier, died Monday, April 20, 2015 at Pepper Hill Nursing Center. ... View full obituary

Minnie Willing

Minnie S Willing

12/10/22 - 04/20/15

AIKEN – Mrs. Minnie Snelling Willing, 92, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015. ... View full obituary

Gerald Myers

Gerald J Myers

05/02/46 - 04/17/15

AIKEN, SC – GERALD J. MYERS, 68, beloved husband of Christine Ploszaj Myers, died Friday, April 17, 2015 at his ... View full obituary

James Hess

James R Hess

09/27/29 - 04/16/15

NEW ELLENTON, SC – JAMES RICHARD HESS, 85, died Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. ... View full obituary

Carol Contrastino

Carol A Contrastino

12/25/37 - 04/15/15

Mrs. Carol Ann Contrastino, 77, beloved wife of Dominick Contrastino, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at her residence. ... View full obituary

Jim Fuller

Jim L Fuller

03/05/31 - 04/15/15

AIKEN - Mr. Jim L. Fuller, 84, has gone to live eternally in heaven with his beloved wife Pat in ... View full obituary

Betty Alexander

Betty L Alexander

04/13/32 - 04/14/15

AIKEN, SC – BETTY L. ALEXANDER, 83, widow of James Floyd Alexander, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Pepper Hill ... View full obituary

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