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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

Donald Faugl

Donald E Faugl

03/24/23 - 10/30/14

AIKEN, SC- DONALD EDWIN FAUGL, 91, widower of the late Alice Harnagel Faugl, died on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at ... View full obituary

Myrtle Burnette

Myrtle Burnette

05/09/26 - 10/29/14

AIKEN – Mrs. Myrtle Burgess Burnette, 88, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014. A memorial service will be held at ... View full obituary

Beverly Crawford

Beverly P Crawford

06/03/30 - 10/29/14

NEW ELLENTON, SC - Beverly Crawford, 84, returned to her heavenly home on October 30, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. ... View full obituary

Barbara Sampson

Barbara S Sampson

02/23/23 - 10/28/14

Barbara Sipp Sampson, 91, wife of Ed Sampson of Aiken, entered into rest on Tuesday evening, October 28th, 2014 at ... View full obituary

Zelma Smith

Zelma R Smith

10/31/23 - 10/28/14

AIKEN, SC – ZELMA RICHARDSON SMITH, 90, widow of Ray Boling Smith, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at her ... View full obituary

Betty Thorne

Betty P Thorne

02/22/31 - 10/28/14

NEW ELLENTON, SC – BETTY MARIE PARRIS THORNE, 83, of New Ellenton, SC, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October ... View full obituary

Max Waldrop

Max L Waldrop


AIKEN, SC- MAX LEE WALDROP died on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by SHELLHOUSE-RIVERS FUNERAL HOME, 715 ... View full obituary

Frieda Yoder

Frieda Yoder

04/04/57 - 10/28/14

WAGENER, SC – FRIEDA ANN (MISHLER) YODER was born on April 4, 1951 in Sarasota, FL to John and Dema ... View full obituary

Warren Killingsworth

Warren M Killingsworth

05/24/30 - 10/27/14

AIKEN, SC - WARREN MALCOLM KILLINGSWORTH, 84, husband of the late Helen Killingsworth, died Monday, October 27, 2014 at Harbor ... View full obituary

Paul Howard

Paul R Howard

07/16/31 - 10/26/14

AIKEN, SC – PAUL RODRICK HOWARD, 83, beloved husband of Lois J. Howard, entered into eternal rest, Sunday, October 26, ... View full obituary

Margaret Rushton

Margaret C Rushton

12/08/17 - 10/24/14

AIKEN, SC – MARGARET CLAXTON RUSHTON, 96, widow of J. W. Rushton, died Friday, October 24, 2014 at Pepper Hill ... View full obituary

Lee Sparks

Lee A Sparks


AIKEN – Mrs. Lee Ann Sparks, 50, beloved wife of Tracy Sparks died Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Arrangements will be ... View full obituary

Mildred Webb

Mildred G Webb

06/11/17 - 10/21/14

AIKEN, SC – MILDRED WORLEY GULLION WEBB, 97, died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Agape Hospice House in Columbia, SC. ... View full obituary

Kathleen Weisman

Kathleen Weisman

05/29/16 - 10/17/14

AIKEN – Mrs. Kathleen Weisman, 98, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by ... View full obituary

Patricia Grant

Patricia F Grant

10/31/50 - 10/16/14

NEW ELLENTON, SC – PATRICIA FORD GRANT, 63, widow of Bill Grant, died Thursday October 16, 2014 at her residence. ... View full obituary

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