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Juanita Cumbo Friley Cox, 81, of Ashland, went to be with her Lord Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, following an extended illness.
Juanita was born June 15, 1936, in Catlettsburg, a daughter of the late Jerry Hatcher and Herma Porter Cumbo.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Bobby Joe Friley of Catlettsburg and Marion E. Cox of Ashland; two sisters, Edna Mae Clark of Oregon, Ohio and Erma Jean Barker of Catlettsburg.
She grew up in Boyd County and attended Boyd County High School. Juanita was a loving wife, mother and homemaker, as well as a longstanding member of Oakland Avenue Baptist Church in Catlettsburg.
Juanita is survived by a sister, Helen Robinette of Ashland; four children, Peggy (Earl) Wooten of Ashland, Keith Friley of Ashland, Becky (Glen) Hannon of Springdale, Ohio and Gary Steven (Patty) Friley of Ashland; 10 grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; her dear friend, Margie Leidecker of Ashland; five step-children; thirteen step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel by Mike Blankenship. A private burial will be in Catlettsburg Cemetery.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Juanita's memory may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Condolences may be sent steenfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 12, 2018
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