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Grayson "Tola" Edward Kekoa Wence Andaya, 18, of Waimea died July 13 at The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Dallas, Ore., he was a courtesy clerk for KTA Super Stores in Waimea, an avid volleyball player and sandslider. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Imiola Congregational Church. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by parents, Pono and Mary "Mele" Andaya of Waimea; brother, Kainen "Kahiwahiwa" Bohol of Hilo; sisters, Elsie-May "Aloha" Andaya-Bohol of Hilo, Cypress "Ola'a" Andaya, Cyrene "Kulene" Andaya, Iceley "'Iolana" Andaya and Valerie "V.V." Andaya of Waimea; grandparents, Richard and Alberta Andaya of Hilo, and Jean (Wayne Wagatsuma) Wence of Hilo; great-grandmother, Mary Ripley of Oregon; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

McKinley Kaleihiano Kaupu Davis Sr., 88, of Pahala, formerly of Opihihale, died June 29 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a former ranch hand and retired cane truck driver and heavy equipment operator for the former Ka'u Sugar Co and a member of Naalehu Assembly Of God Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Naalehu Assembly of God Church. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Graveside committal service 1 p.m. Sunday at Waimea County Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by sons, McKinley (Wendy) Davis of Naalehu and Melvin (Eunice) Davis of Discovery Harbor; daughters, Juann (Milton) Kai and Velma (James) Tanaka of Hilo, Lena Mae (Bryan) Davis-Natividad and Rochel Davis of Pahala, Dolly Jane (Strickland) Stevens of Waimea, Angie (Clifford) Okimoto of Naalehu; hanai sons, Rudy (Corrine) Kaupu and Nelson (Bernie) Kaupu of Ocean View; brothers, William Lono Davis of Waimea and Nelson "Jack" of Kailua-Kona; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Kaiawe of Captain Cook, Violet Kaiawe of Hawi, Mary Mae Kaupu of Maui and Ellen Kaupu of Kailua-Kona; brothers-in-law, Sho Makita and John (Earlene) Kaiawe of Kailua-Kona, David "Tutu" Kaawa of Naalehu and Thomas Kaiawe of Hawi; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

M. Lois Decker, 85, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Hawaii, died Nov. 20, 2010, in Oklahoma. Born in Kent, Wash., she was a housewife, teacher and administrator in a Christian school, an Assemblies of God minister and East Hawaii circulation co-manager for the Honolulu Advertiser. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Community Church A/G in Hilo. Aloha/casual attire; no flowers. Donations to Hospice Hawaii; email condolences to Survived by husband, Edward (Ned) Decker Sr. of Tulsa; sons, Dr. Edward (Terese) Decker Jr. of Oklahoma and Dale (Beth) Decker of Kalkata, India; daughters, Julene (Gordon) Ignacio of Hilo and Nadine (Craig) Davies of Ocean View; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Henry Ignacio died in California. He was a graduate of St. Joseph High school. Survived by a brother and two sisters. No services planned at this time.

Irving Markell, 85, of California, formerly of Hilo, died July 20 in Corte Madera, Calif. Born in Hibbing, Minn., he was a former car salesman at Hilo Motors. Private services. Survived by wife, Inez D. Markell of Hilo; sons, Steven (Jaine) Markell of Hilo and David (Denise) Markell of Citrus Heights, Calif.; daughter, Diane (Bob) Wagner of Mill Valley, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Matilda K. Pokipala Silva, 83, of Pahoa died July 20 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired Realtor and a member of Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 7-9 a.m. Saturday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass at 9 a.m. Burial in Pahoa Catholic Church Cemetery. Aloha attire. Survived by children, Paulette, Maydeen, Benjamin, Rubin and Michelle, all of Hawaii; 21 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Richard Kazuo Umeno, 97, of Hilo died July 13 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Keaau, he was a bookkeeper for the former Bevway Corp. in Hilo and member of Hilo Hooganji Mission, Lower Kawailani Kumiai, and Fukuoka Kenjinkai. Services held. No flowers or koden. Survived by sons, Douglas Umeno of Hilo and Dennis (Shirlyn) Umeno of Kona; daughters, Patricia (William) Ah Singo, Irma (Michael Udovic) Imai and Lois (Chester) Wakida of Hilo; sister, Fujie Murakami of California; sister-in-law, Patsy Umeno of Anaheim, Calif.; brother-in-law, Kiyoshi "Butch" Shimokaji of California; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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