Darryl Speight

Darryl Speight Darryl Speight of Cannon Bluff Community died Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, Nov. 25, in Wallace Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Marla Speight; mother, Alberta Speight; children, Kevin Wright, Darryl Speight Jr., Jazmin Speight, Justin McCray, Trevor Stinson and Deva…

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Marvin Dowdy LaRoche

Marvin Dowdy LaRoche Marvin Dowdy LaRoche, 57, of Townsend died Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at his home. He was born in Hinesville and lived most of his life in McIntosh County.  He was a truck driver, but had worked as a police officer for the Ludowici Police Department and deputy for McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department. …

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Katie Mae Polite

Katie Mae Polite Katie Mae Polite died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at Riverview Nursing and Rehab. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday in the Darien Funeral Home parking lot, with burial to follow in Behavior Cemetery on Sapelo Island. A walk-through viewing will be held from 3 to 6 p.m.; on…

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Martin W. NeSmith

Martin Walton NeSmith The world lost a very special man; who was loving, gracious and kind. He was a loving husband, great father, amazing brother, wonderful friend, fantastic boss, and the best friend anyone could ask for. Martin Walton NeSmith, 72, of Claxton and Shellman Bluff, passed away November 17, 2020, at his home. Martin…

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Gary Jerome Lee

  Gary Jerome Lee Gary Jerome Lee, 53, of Townsend, died Thursday, November 12, 2020 at his residence. Born in Brunswick he had lived in Townsend most of his life.  He began driving a truck for Altama Delta at an early age, later driving for other companies.  At the time of his death he was…

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Emily J. Scott

Emily J. Scott Emily J. Scott of Meridian died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, at Hudson Cemetery in Meridian. A walk-through viewing will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Darien Funeral Home. Masks must be worn, and…

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Abram Watson

Abram Watson Jr. Abram Watson Jr. of Darien died Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at his residence. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, in Upper Mill Cemetery. A walk-through viewing will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, at Darien Funeral Home. Masks and social-distancing…

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Former Sheriff arrested on felony charge

While City Police Officers were issuing turkeys for minor traffic violations, former sheriff lands in jail on felony charge and no Thanksgiving turkey By Kathleen Russell As part of the Darien Police Department’s “Community Initiative”, it gave out 220 turkeys to the food bank at the Darien United Methodist Church on Thursday, Nov. 12. Also that…

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Janie White-Nix

Janie White-Nix Janie Belle White-Nix, formerly of McIntosh County, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Jesup. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at Belleville Cemetery in Crescent. A walk-through viewing will be from 3-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at Darien Funeral Home. Masks must be…

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Dennis E. Wallace

Dennis E. Wallace Dennis E. Wallace, 68, died Monday, November 9, 2020 at his home.  Born in Savannah, he had lived in McIntosh County all his life.  He worked as a commercial fisherman and was a tugboat captain, a job he dearly loved, until his retirement.  He was a loving father, grandfather and friend and…

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