Obituaries: January 22, 2021

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Douglas Ward Jr.

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Douglas Calvin Ward Jr., 74, of Kailua-Kona, died Dec. 26, 2020, at Kona Community Hospital. Born May 28, 1946 in Van Nuys, California, he was a retired sales representative for HFM Food Service, former district manager for Trans-Pacific Restaurants and, food and beverage manager for Kona Hilton Resort and Keauhou Beach Hotel.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by wife, Paulette Ward of Kailua-Kona; son, Douglas Ward III of Keauhou; sister, Laura (Neil) McCann of Australia; brother, Calvin (Jean) Ward of California; six children; two great-granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Glenn Loa

Glenn Kaleo Loa, 57 of Hilo, died Jan. 11, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired carpenter.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by sons, Joshua Guerrero and Kalena Guerrero-Loa; daughters, Leilani Guerrero-Loa and Sabrina Guerrero-Loa; brother, John Carvalho; sisters, Leslie Colby and Toni Odle; and numerous grandchildren, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Thomas Nowlin

Thomas Jeryll Nowlin, 78 of Kailua-Kona, died Nov. 30, 2020, at Kona Community Hospital. Born in California, he was a general contractor, a hobby racecar driver, and member of Knights of Columbus Jaycees.

No services will be held.

He is survived by sons, Tommy Nowlin and Jeff Nowlin; daughters, Bobbie Mills, Mandy Nowlin, Leslie Nowlin and Shelby Nowlin; brother, Leonard Ray Baker Jr.; sisters, Mary Jane Davenport, Toni Floyd, and Linda Lehman; and numerous, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Allen Fujie

Allen “Fuj” Nobuo Fujie, 64, of Hilo, died Jan. 6, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born May 29, 1956, in Hilo, he was a carpenter and member of the Carpenters Union Local 745.

Services held.

He is survived by wife, Nela Valledor Fujie of Hilo; son, Avery Fujie of Hilo; daughter, Ashley-Rae (Reyn) Fujie-Fukuki of Hilo; sister, Joyce (Carl) Arakaki of Hilo; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Francille Lee

Francille Kahiwahiwa Sui Lan Lee, 84, of Kekaha, Kauai, died Jan. 11, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Waimea, Kauai, he was a custodian and caregiver with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a member of both the Keaau and Kekaha wards.

Services held.

He is survived by sons, William (Blanca) Lee of Volcano, Ed-Ryan Lee of Waianae, Oahu, and Shad-Boone Lee of Kamakani, Kauai; daughters, Edylin Lee-Rodriguez of Tijuana, Mexico, Salome (Tay) Crivello of San Anselmo, California, and Anuenue (Nalani) Mose-Kanahele of Eleele, Kauai; brother, Kealii Sam Fong of Papakolea; 21 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sheri Lawson

Sheri Suzanne Lawson, 44, of Kailua-Kona, died Jan. 13, 2021 at her residence. Born in Findlay, Ohio on Dec. 29, 1976, she was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the County of Hawaii-Office of the Prosecuting Attorney and a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association.

Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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She is preceded in death by her father, Max J. Lawson, Jr. She is survived by her mother, Barbara Lawson of Keaau; sisters, Beth (Tim Reed) Lawson of Keaau and Carolyn Lawson (Tyler Chumney) of Ohio; brother, Nathan Lawson of Toledo, Ohio; nieces and nephew.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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