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Ernest L. Lykins, 78, of Peyton, Colorado, was born April 23, 1939, in Magoffin County, and died June 6, 2017, at his residence. He retired from the U.S. Air Force and also retired as Fire Chief at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Survivors include his wife, Judith L. Lykins, five children, Ernest Scott Lykins, Kenneth Gerald Griffin, Patrick Shawn Griffin, Lauri Diane Griffin and Dr. Laura Ann Griffin-Forest; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Margie Lykins Farmer of Cincinnati.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernie and Edna Harvey Lykins, and one sister, Avis Lykins Kidd, all of Morehead.
Graveside services were conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Brown Cemetery with Pete Hamm officiating and full military honors presented by Morehead American Legion Post 126. Arrangements were under the direction of Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.
Published on June 29, 2017
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