William L Ivarson Jr Senior Profile: Braydan Gaffin Senior Profile: Ethan Pennywitt Senior Center spreading Christmas cheer Stout named Administrator of Monarch Meadows Richard Francis Frank B Young William Scaff Gregory A Silvia Jr Davis now the winningest coach in Lady Devils basketball history Clutch plays give Green Devils OT win Eighth grade Greyhounds go on the road, grab 55-41 conference win at Whiteoak Lady Indians can’t hang on, fall to Eastern Brown Indians open up with big Homecoming win Greyhounds drilled by Fairfield in season opener How to sell 94 losses NAES leads local schools represented at PBIS Showcase PHS Beta Club recognized as National School of Distinction MES wins Momentum Award for second year running Fire destroys Winchester business Martha Becraft Cynthia A Sopher Clarys Holliday Basketball Special: 2017-18 Justice girls lead Peebles to win over Felicity Senior Profile: Adison Wright Lady Dragons slain by buzzer-beater Freshmen double-doubles lead Lady Hounds to win in opener County mourns passing of OVSD Board member Tom Reed Peebles man arrested in connection with woman’s disappearance Leaving a written legacy Not really ready to go back to pioneer days Peebles Jr./Sr. High School awarded PBIS Bronze Award North Adams High School named National Beta School of Distinction Operation Christmas Child collects 1,867 boxes Samantha Jameson honored as Young Professional of the Year Youth Deer Season again plagued by bad weather Humane Society hosting Ugly Christmas Sweater contest Dec. 9 Local centenarian celebrates birthday number 100 with family and friends Jerry R Pratt Edward Lykins Jr NAES students focus on spreading kindness Leland P Sautter Kelly B Anderson Dorothy Grooms Sharon D Brumley Anna J Grooms Local student/athletes awarded Wendy’s Heisman Awards Lady Devils JV triumph in opener Senior Profile: Colten Ball Peebles hosts SHAC Boys Preview Lady Devils fall in tough opener Janet A Pedicord Nettie R Fleshman Senior Profile: Sianna Mills North Adams boys ride the ‘3’ train to victory Lady Devils trounce Georgetown Senior Profile: Austin Stamper North Adams’ Williams named OIAAA Administrator of the Year County hoops squads on display in SHAC Girls Preview Going off the grid Michael L Chamblin A newer, kinder county pound takes a more humane approach TAG students are winners at Invention Convention Adams County Florist decks the halls Thomas J Reed Shirley A Stiffler Sharon G Wright Lottie J Meade June R Williams Lions and Cowboys and no Bengals, thankfully Senior Profile: Tyler Horsley North Adams sweeps Manchester Cheer Championships Indians face tough test in first pre-season scrimmage Senior Profile: Abby Faulkner Seas reflects on second state tournament experience NA’s Harper signs to continue hoops career at Rio Grande Hendrickson named Assistant Coach of the Year in Division III girls soccer Take the hint, it’s Thanksgiving time again Small Business Saturday in Adams County Art Council’s newest production will have you ‘laughing through your tears’ North Adams students working to help the homeless Grateful Richard A Graham #SawyerStrong Billy L Smalley With some help from Adams County, Ohio Statehouse now has wheelchair charging station Wenstrup announces re-election campaign Delta Dental provides two local schools with new drinking fountains Ernie McFarland honored by Ohio Bankers League Veterans Day parade, ceremony held in West Union Adams County schools celebrate Veterans Day Being the change November: As Mr. Seas it Protecting Ohio seniors from rising healthcare costs It’s November-have some soup and pie SHAC Boys Preview is Nov. 24 at Peebles June Hall Alice B Himes Claudia U Mitchell

Edward Lykins Jr

Edward “Sonny” Lykins, Jr., 75 years, of Peebles, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at his residence. Sonny was born in Peebles, Ohio, on September 22, 1943, the son of the late Edward Lykins, Sr., and Audrey McFarland Lykins. A small business owner for thirty years, Sonny operated Lykin’s Welding, where his work as a welder, fabricator and machinist supported businesses in Adams County and beyond. He attended the Peebles Church of Christ and was also a founding member of the Christian Missionary Fellowship. In addition to his parents. Sonny was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Copas, and a grandson, Silas Gould. He is survived by his wife, Connie Ward Lykins, whom he married on August 5, 1966; and two daughters, Elizabeth (Ummad) Aslam, of Columbus, Ohio, and Rebecca (Garth) Gould, of Sydney, Australia. Sonny is also survived by a sister, Sondra (Norman) Leibreich, of Hillsboro. Sonny will be mourned by his grandchildren, Luke and Finn. Funeral services have been scheduled for Friday, December 8, 2017, at 11:00 AM, at the Peebles Church of Christ. The ceremony will be officiated by Bill Christman. Family and friends may pay their respects to the family from 5:00 until 8:00 Thursday evening, at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Christian Missionary Fellowship, attn. Steve Johnson, 627 Paint Road, Winchester, Ohio 45697. To sign our online guestbook, please visit us at www.wallacethompsonfuneralhomes.com


  1. Connie I’m so sorry to hear about Sonny. I will be praying for you and your family for peace and comfort during this time.

    God Bless Donnie

  2. Connie I am sorry to hear about Sonny. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our love ones are no longer with us anymore but forever in you mind and hearts
    Love lives forever until we are joined together in heaven May peace be with you and yours

  3. Connie, I am sorry to learn of your loss. I have many very fond memories of Sonny, both in high school and later on. He was a good-hearted soul and could be depended upon to liven up a group. He will be missed. Warmly, John D. Leshy

  4. Connie, Elizabeth, and Rebecca, Our hearts go out to you all at this very difficult time. Just know that you are in our prayers. We are remembering all of the good times around our dinner table. Hugs all around.
    Ron and Cheryl Farnsworth

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