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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

David Strait

David T Strait

04/19/52 - 06/28/15

NEW ELLENTON, SC- DAVID TODD STRAIT, 63, beloved husband of Nancy VanLinburgh Strait, died Sunday, June 28, 2015 at his ... View full obituary

Pauline Partain

Pauline C Partain

10/04/28 - 06/26/15

AIKEN – Mrs. Pauline Crow Partain, 86, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015. ... View full obituary

James P.

James P. "Jim" Howell

12/19/39 - 06/25/15

AIKEN - Mr. James P. "Jim" Howell, 75, husband of Elizabeth "Libby" Howell, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 at ... View full obituary


William "Bill" Musselwhite

02/25/58 - 06/25/15

AIKEN, SC – WILLIAM D. “BILL” MUSSELWHITE, 57, died Thursday, June 25, 2015 at his residence. A native of Pacolet, ... View full obituary

Timothy Grushkowsky

Timothy D Grushkowsky

07/06/81 - 06/21/15

AIKEN, SC - TIMOTHY DEAN GRUSHKOWSKY, 33, died Sunday, June 21, 2015 at his residence. ... View full obituary

Patricia Miller

Patricia Z Miller

05/15/35 - 06/21/15

Patricia Zurfluh Miller 80, peacefully departed this life Sunday afternoon at her home in Aiken, SC June 21, 2015. ... View full obituary


Elizabeth "Libby" H Shuford

02/05/41 - 06/20/15

NEW ELLENTON, SC – ELIZABETH HEATH “LIBBY” SHUFORD, 74, beloved wife of James E. Shuford, died Saturday evening, June 20, ... View full obituary

Laurie Archer

Laurie Archer

08/08/56 - 06/19/15

WARRENVILLE - Ms. Laurie Archer, 58, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015. ... View full obituary

Terry Bowman

Terry W Bowman

01/26/57 - 06/19/15

AIKEN, SC - TERRY WAYNE BOWMAN, beloved husband of Lorrilee Bowman, died Friday, June 19, 2015 at his residence. ... View full obituary

Clara Caraway

Clara F Caraway

10/13/20 - 06/19/15

AIKEN – Clara Floyd Caraway, 94, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015. ... View full obituary

Deborah Greer

Deborah E Greer

03/20/58 - 06/19/15

AIKEN, SC – DEBORAH ELAINE FULLER GREER, 57, died Friday, June 19, 2015 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. ... View full obituary

Ernest Josey, Sr.

Ernest L Josey, Sr.


NEW ELLENTON, SC – ERNEST LEE JOSEY, SR., 88, beloved husband of Dorothy Holton Josey, died Thursday, June 18, 2015 ... View full obituary

Greta Mills

Greta B Mills

06/04/47 - 06/16/15

AIKEN, SC - Greta Mills, 68, of Aiken, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 ... View full obituary

Dr. Kenneth Owens

Dr. Kenneth N Owens

09/15/23 - 06/16/15

Mount Pleasant, SC - Kenneth Norwood Owens, M.D., 91 passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in Charleston, SC. ... View full obituary

Dorothy Hathcox

Dorothy C Hathcox

11/03/29 - 06/15/15

AUGUSTA, GA – DOROTHY CHALKER HATHCOX, 85, died Monday, June 15, 2015 at her residence. ... View full obituary

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