Nephi Kahalewai Akina Jr., 41, of Hilo, formerly of Ewa Beach, died in Hilo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Nephi and Debbie, sister Michelle Ayala, brothers Ryan "Pono" and Shane "Ikaika," and grandparents Dora K. Akina and Ralph Clay. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 6 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie North Stake Center. Service: 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Condolences: woolsey mortuary.com.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased