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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

James Shuford

James E Shuford

06/08/38 - 08/31/15

NEW ELLENTON, SC – JAMES EARL SHUFORD, 77, widower of Elizabeth “Libby” Heath Shuford, died suddenly Monday morning at Aiken ... View full obituary

Ruth Messick

Ruth L Messick

05/11/28 - 08/28/15

AIKEN, SC – RUTH LONGMIRE MESSICK, 87, widow of Russell A. Messick, died Friday, August 28, 2015 at Aiken Regional ... View full obituary

Marion Parker

Marion R Parker

05/21/36 - 08/27/15

AIKEN – Mrs. Marion Reed Parker, 79, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at her residence. Upon her wishes ... View full obituary

Harold Raynor, Jr.

Harold L Raynor, Jr.

01/09/47 - 08/27/15

AIKEN – Mr. Harold Lee Raynor, Jr., 68, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015. ... View full obituary

Sarah Hightower

Sarah A Hightower

07/12/32 - 08/24/15

AIKEN – Mrs. Sarah Anne Owen Hightower, 83, died Tuesday, August 24, 2015 while visiting her daughter in Pennsylvania. ... View full obituary

Lois Crocker

Lois D Crocker

02/16/22 - 08/23/15

AIKEN, SC - Mrs. Lois D. Crocker, 93, widow of Mr. Charles S. Crocker, died August 23, 2015 at the ... View full obituary

JoAnne Moore

JoAnne S Moore

08/23/32 - 08/22/15

NEW ELLENTON, SC – JoAnne Steed Moore, 82, widow of Ralph Edward Moore, died Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Aiken ... View full obituary

Carrie Smalley

Carrie W Smalley

07/07/24 - 08/20/15

AIKEN, SC – CARRIE W. SMALLEY, 91, beloved wife of John D. Smalley, died Thursday, August 20, 2015 at her ... View full obituary

John Keenon, Jr.

John H Keenon, Jr.

05/27/33 - 08/16/15

AIKEN, SC - John H. Keenon, Jr., age 82, of Aiken, SC, passed away August 16, 2015. Mr. Keenon was ... View full obituary

Helen Deese

Helen I Deese

11/12/15 - 08/11/15

AIKEN, SC - MARY HELEN IVEY DEESE passed away peacefully in her sleep at Pepper Hill Nursing and Rehab Center ... View full obituary

Ellen Dennis

Ellen M Dennis

01/30/28 - 08/11/15

AIKEN, SC – ELLEN MORGAN DENNIS, 87, widow of L. S. Dennis, Jr., died Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Anchor ... View full obituary

George Boatright

George W Boatright

02/22/30 - 08/10/15

AIKEN, SC - GEORGE WASHINGTON BOATRIGHT, 85, of Aiken, South Carolina beloved husband of Delia Bishop Boatright, passed away Monday, ... View full obituary

Charlotte Fillinger

Charlotte N Fillinger

02/13/25 - 08/07/15

AIKEN - Charlotte Ann (Neugebauer) Fillinger, of Aiken, South Carolina, formerly of Columbus, Ohio passed away on August 7, 2015. ... View full obituary

Marian Ling

Marian M Ling

08/15/30 - 03/17/15

AIKEN, SC - Mrs. Marian Ming-Ho Ling, beloved widow of Mr. Edward S. Ling, passed away on March 17, 2015 ... View full obituary

Arthur Hanna

Arthur J Hanna

08/14/28 - 08/04/15

NEW ELLENTON, SC – ARTHUR J. “ART” HANNA, 86, beloved husband of Edna Gregg Hanna, died Tuesday evening at his ... View full obituary

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