Kenneth Allen, Frederick Richard Lickfold III, William Earl ‘Bill’ Pullen, Ester Westbrook Poe, Stevie ‘Bubba’ Rounsaville, Vivian Vance Smith

Kenneth Allen

Kenneth Allen of Jackson. known by family and friends as Bill, passed away from Alzheimer’s on Friday, March 9, 2018, at the age of 89.
Bill was born in Carroll County, on Feb. 12, 1929, to Lensy J. and Montora Allen. He served in active duty in the Army during the Korean Conflict in 1951 and 1952.  He graduated from Mississippi State in 1953 and married Allene, his wife of 63 years in 1954.  He retired from the USDA Cotton Division after 30 years of service.
Bill was known for his sense of humor and love for people, especially his family. Even with the loss of his short-term memory, Bill was able to make the people around him laugh, in spite of not being able to follow the particulars of a conversation.  He especially enjoyed making his caretakers and sitters (new audiences) laugh, which made them enjoy caring for him. He was a member of several Jackson-area coffee clubs, Live Oaks Country Club, and he regularly attended Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church.
Other than his wife, he is survived by a sister Frances Mullen of Magnolia, Texas; two daughters, Diane Davis (Ken) of New Port Richey, Fla., and Susan Spencer (Clark) of Ridgeland; grandson Spencer Davis of New Port Richey; granddaughters Mary Clark Spencer and Allen Spencer, both of Jackson; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brother Clanton Allen and two sisters, Margie Floyd and Joy Gray.
A graveside service was held Monday at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery in Grenada.
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service, 662-307-2694.

Frederick Richard Lickfold III

Frederick Richard Lickfold III, beloved father and the husband of Susan Lickfold, died March 4, 2018, surrounded by his four children and loving wife of 51 years.
Fred was born in Grenada in 1936 and attended Mississippi State University, earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Fred began a distinguished 26-year career in the U.S. Navy in 1959 rising to the rank of captain. His Naval career included two combat deployments in Vietnam flying P-3 Orion aircraft and three command tours.
He is survived by his wife Susan; his children, Linda Leigh, Rich, Charlie and Leslie, as well as nine grandchildren. His sister Mary Sharp Rayner and numerous relatives and friends also lovingly remember him.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. at St. David’s, 1015 Old Roswell Road, Roswell GA 30076. His ashes will be interned at Ft. Barrancas Cemetery, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, at a later date.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or any Veterans’ charity of your choice.

William Earl ‘Bill’ Pullen

Mr. William Earl “Bill” Pullen, 74, of Grenada, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
He was born Sept. 9, 1943, in Lodi to Oliver LaGrone and Grace Salley Pullen. Mr. Pullen was retired from Heatcraft after 32 years of work. Bill was also a former Grenada Police officer. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of First Baptist Church.
Funeral services were Monday, March 12, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service with Dr. Jim Nunnelee and Dr. John Boler officiating.
Interment with military honors was in the Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years Betty Whitten Pullen; daughter Beverly Pullen Allbritton (Jamie) of Grenada; son Billy Pullen of Grenada; two sisters, Mary Lou Dixon of Webster County and Sally Belle Porter of Eupora; two brothers, Roy Pullen (Brenda) of Reform, Ala., and Dan Pullen (Cindy) of Tillatoba; three grandchildren, Coty Rasbury, Jake Allbritton and Taylor Allbritton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister Sue Helen Marlow and a brother John Pullen.
Pallbearers were Jake Allbritton, Jamie Allbritton, Chuck Brooks, Coty Rasbury, Josh White and Jessie Whitten.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service, 662-307-2694.

Ester Westbrook Poe

Mrs. Ester Jane Westbrook Poe, 81, of Duck Hill, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 31, 1936, in Raleigh to Connie and Lottie Hall Westbrook. She had worked for many years at Heatcraft and was a Primitive Baptist.
Funeral services were Sunday, March 11, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service with Bro. Brad Beckwith officiating.  Interment was in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Duck Hill.
Survivors include three sons, Mike Poe (Diane) of Duck Hill, Paul Poe (Cindy) of Grenada and Randy Poe (Abby) of Duck Hill; two sisters, Margie Boykin of Mize and Bonnie Maner of Morton; one brother Dale Westbrook of Raleigh; nine grandchildren, Kyle Poe, DeAnna Beckwith, Dwight Jones, Brandy Harlos, Annie Brassfield, Lauren Lauzon, Blake Poe, Jake Poe and Allen Poe, and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Billy L. Poe; sister Nellie Tanner and brother Buddy Westbrook.
Pallbearers were Casey Ferguson, Dan Lauzon, Charles Long, Blake Poe, Jake Poe and Kyle Poe.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service, 662-307-2694.

Stevie ‘Bubba’ Rounsaville

Mr. Stevie Ralph “Bubba” Rounsaville, 67, of Grenada, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Grace Health and Rehab in Grenada.
He was born Feb.17, 1951, in Grenada County to Charles Ralph and Erma Lee King Rounsaville.  Steve was a skilled tile mason throughout the Southeast, working with various companies and as self-employed later in his career.
A time of remembrance was held Monday at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service.
Survivors include his sisters, Vicki C. Reyna, Alice Hamilton and Mitzi Littrell (Mike) of Grenada; brothers, Barry Rounsaville (Pam) of Grenada and Roger Rounsaville of Aurora, Colo.  He is also survived by five nieces and nine nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew Michael Bradley Wilson.
The family would like to thank all of the wonderful staff at Grace Health and Rehab for their care of our brother over the past 18 months. They also like to thank the staff of Legacy Hospice and UMMC, and the staff and residents at All Saints House while Bubba was a resident there.
They also thank all of Bubba’s friends who have loved him like family.  He never met a stranger who did not later became a friend.  He will be missed by all who knew him.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service, 662-307-2694.

Vivian Vance Smith

Funeral services for Vivian Vance Smith, 87, of Grenada, were Wednesday, March 7, at the Mortimer National Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial was in Grenada Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Smith died Sunday, March 4, 2018, at her home.
She was born on Sept. 21, 1930, in Carroll County and was the daughter of the late Ernest Vance and Alida May Vance.
Mrs. Smith was employed by Pennaco Hosiery Mill for 20 years. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. Vivian loved cooking and, according to her family, she was one of the best at old-time cooking. She loved music and she loved her family. Vivian always had a friendly smile and loved meeting and talking to people. Her hobby was her grandchildren. Vivian loved well and was well-loved.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Betty Smith, Thelma Felker and Syble Heath; three brothers, W.E. Vance, Glyn Vance and H.R. “Jack” Vance, and one niece Sharon Fisk.
She is survived by her husband James Edward Smith of Grenada; three daughters, Larraine Love of Elliott, Martha Thomas of Grenada and Angela Robinson of Oakland; one son Vance Smith of Grenada; two brothers, Billy Vance and E.B. Vance, both of Grenada; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be made on the website at
Mortimer National Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.