Obituaries for December 6

Nephi Kahalewai Akina Sr., 72, of Hilo died Nov. 12. Born in Hawaii, he was a retired U.S. Army sergeant civilian worker at Pearl Harbor. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mauka Chapel, 54-208 Hauula Homestead Rd. in Hauula, Oahu. Burial 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery, 55-710 Wahinepee St. Survived by son, Ryan Kupono Akina; brothers, John K. Akina Sr. and Brian K. Akina; sisters, Clarice K. Stick, Percy Jong and Mayette Fonoimoana; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.