Holly Hill, SC History

Our funeral home has a unique history and committed relationship working within the community. We invite you to explore our legacy.

Avinger Funeral Home in located in Holly Hill, a town in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.

Avinger Funeral Home is the successor to Sauls-Rhame Funeral Home which succeeded Bennett Funeral Home. Bennett Funeral Home was started through the extension of services that Bennett Hardware had been providing for years.

Mr. Cameron Sauls was hired because Mr. Bennett needed a licensed embalmer to handle the contract Bennett had with the WPA. The WPA project was to flood the Santee River in order to create what is now Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie. Mr. Bennett was awarded the contract to handle the remains of anyone that perished during the project.

Sauls-Rhame Funeral Home was a continuation of the Bennett Funeral Home. Mr. Sauls and two partners, I.H. Rhame and his brother, R.W. Rhame bought out Mr. Bennett. They operated the funeral home for a number of years until E. W. "Buddy" Avinger bought them out.

Mr. Avinger started with Sauls-Rhame in April of 1960 and changed the name to Avinger Funeral Home in 1983 when he moved into the brand new facility on Eutaw Road. Today, we are committed to the long standing reputation of solid, dependable service that has been our hallmark through the years.

For more information call us at (803) 496-3434 in Holly Hill, South Carolina or contact us here.

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It is fitting to give honor to whom honor is due.

Thank you, Buddy Avinger, for always being a very present help, modeling compassion, sincerity, dedication and commitment for your family and community during times of need.


Gregory Robertson had the opportunity to write an article for All About Seniors Spring 2021 edition. He chose to write about Buddy Avinger and his heartfelt dedication to those whom he has served.


Greg recently presented Buddy with a copy of the magazine article. Please feel free to stop by Avinger for a copy of the magazine or click on the link below to read the article online:


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