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Orpha Iams Obituary

Orpha Marie  Iams
Orpha Marie Iams

December 18, 1924 - January 29, 2018
Born in Elk Lick, WV
Resided in Harrisville, WV


Orpha M. Iams, 93, of Harrisville, died January 29, 2018 at Camden Clark Medical Center.
She was born December 18, 1924 at Elk Lick near Center Point, WV, the daughter of the late Russell Blaine and Rebecca Virginia Knight Ferrebee.
Orpha retired after 25 years in the garment industry in Harrisville working for Safety Stitch and Economy Industries. She was a member of Harrison Street UM Church, Harrisville.
She is survived by three children, Tony Tanzey (Peggy) of Grand Prairie, TX, Joy Mitchell (Jim) of Harrisville and Roger George of Harrisville; stepdaughters, Karen Morris and Irene Rush; twelve grandchildren; one great grandchild; many step grandchildren; and sisters, Mary George, Hazel LeMasters, June Zagle, Martha Boston and Patsine Rosco.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thurman Tanzey; second husband, Dale Iams; brothers, Roland Tanzey and Lewis Tanzey and infant brother; and sisters, May Lancaster, Betty Ferrebee, Ruby “Peg” Cunningham, Ruth Bunting, Erma Clevenger and Pauline Gregg.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Friday, February 2, 2018 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Mike Hardbarger officiating. Burial will follow in the Chevauxdefrise Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-8 PM. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McCulloughRaiguel.com.

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Raiguel Funeral Home
1200 Main Street
Harrisville, WV US 26362
Thursday, February 1, 2018
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Service
Raiguel Funeral Home
1200 Main Street
Harrisville, WV US 26362
Friday, February 2, 2018
1:00 PM