Ernest Raymond Wilson, 71, a retired executive vice president of the National Savings and Trust Co., died Nov. 4 at Fairfax Hospital after a heart attack. He lived in Arlington.
Mr. Wilson went to work in 1935 as a courier with the old Bank of Commerce & Savings, which later became National Savings and Trust. He worked his way through the ranks and became executive vice president in the late 1960s. He retired in 1976.
A native of Arlington, Mr. Wilson graduated from Washington-Lee High School, Southeastern University and the American Institute of Banking.
He was a former chairman of the auditors section of the D.C. Bankers Association. He was a member of the National Association of Bank Auditors and Comptrollers and of the American Bankers Association.
He was a past treasurer and board member of the Washington Rotary Club and a member of the Metropolitan Washington Board of Trade. He had served on the board of Calvary United Methodist Church in Arlington.
Survivors include his wife, Frances S. Wilson, and one son, Thomas E. Wilson, both of Arlington.
JOHN PORTER MERRELL JOHNSTON,
73, a retired purchasing officer at the National Geographic Society and a former Navy officer, died Oct. 25 at the Carriage Hill nursing home in Bethesda. He had cancer.
Mr. Johnston was born in New York City and came to Washington as a child. He graduated from Sidwell Friends School and then from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1937. He served in China before the United States entered World War II, and during the war he was in the Pacific.
At the end of the war, he left the Navy because of a service-connected disability. He then enrolled in the Harvard Business School, graduating in 1947, and went to work for the National Geographic Society. He retired in 1976.
Mr. Johnston belonged to the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, and lectured on Chinese porcelain and jade.
He also was a former president of the Harvard Business School Club of Washington, a vestryman at All Saints Episcopal Church, a volunteer at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, and a member of the Naval Academy Alumni Association, the Army & Navy Club and the Army-Navy Country Club. He had a tree farm in Basye, Va., and belonged to the American and Virginia forestry associations.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth King Johnston of Washington, and one brother, retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard Howard Johnston Jr. of Las Vegas.
94, a retired Army major general and a veteran of both world wars, died of kidney failure Nov. 4 at the Carriage Hill nursing home in Bethesda.
Gen. Evans was born in Fort Wayne, Mich. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in 1915. During World War I, he commanded a machine-gun company in France.
Later assignments included duty in Washington. In World War II he served as chief of staff to Gen. Joseph Stilwell in the China-Burma-India theater.
From 1945 to 1946, Gen. Evans was stationed in West Berlin. In the late 1940s he was chief military adviser to the shah of Iran. He retired in 1954.
Gen. Evans was a member of the Army & Navy Club.
His wife, Dorothy Sylvan Evans, died in 1975. Survivors include one son, Vernon Evans Jr. of Butler, N.J., four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
HENRY DWIGHT WHITNEY,
83, a Washington area resident for the last 10 years and a retired chief planner with a New York architectural engineering firm, died of cancer Nov. 3 at the home of his daughter in Washington.
Mr. Whitney, a Washington resident, was born in Berkeley, Calif. He graduated from Yale University, where he also earned a master's degree in architecture. He moved to the Washington area about 1932, and worked for New Deal housing agencies, including the Federal Housing Administration.
He moved to New York City in 1952 and joined the architectural engineering firm of Tibbetts, Abbott, McCarthy & Stratton. He retired in 1975, and returned to the Washington area in 1977.
Mr. Whitney was a member of St. John's Epsicopal Church, Layafette Square, and had served on the board of St. Mary's Court, a retirement community for the underprivileged.
He was a member of the Cosmos Club and the Yale Club of Washington. He had been active with the Committee of One Hundred on the Federal City.
His wife, Ruth Bailey Whitney, died in 1975.
Survivors include one daughter, Clarissa Whitney Hickey of Washington; two sons, Christopher Welles Whitney and Jonathan Dwight Whitney, both of Easthampton, N.Y.; two sisters, Martha Yates of Albany, N.Y., and Elizabeth Binkley of Lakeport, Calif., and four grandchildren.
MARGUERITE C. DUVALL,
87, a retired employe of the National Archives and a Washington native, died of septicemia Nov. 4 at the Collingswood nursing home in Rockville.
Mrs. Duvall, who lived in Silver Spring, was a graduate of the old Business High School in Washington. During World War I, she served in the Navy Yeomanettes. From 1919 to 1927, she was a civilian employe of the Naval Gun Factory, and from 1932 to 1935, she worked at the Department of Agriculture.
In the late 1940s, Mrs. Duvall was part of a family partnership that developed Lindamoor-on-the-Severn, a residential devlopment in Annapolis. In 1951, she went to work at the National Archives, where she did genealogical research. She retired in 1962.
Mrs. Duvall was a member of the Susan Reviere Hetzel Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Jacob Jones Post. No. 2 of the American Legion, and Grace Episcopal Church.
Her husband, John Sprigg Duvall III, died in 1951.
Survivors include two children, Chloe D. Troxell and J. Sprigg Duvall IV, both of Potomac, and 10 grandchildren.
JOHN LEWIS REID,
80, who founded Reid Inc., a general contracting firm in Alexandria that specialized in commercial buildings, died of heart ailments Oct. 27 at the Johnson City (Tenn.) Medical Center.
Mr. Reid, a resident of Johnson City, was born in Littleton, N.C., and grew up in Alexandria. He graduated from Tri-State University in Angola, Ind., where he majored in civil engineering.
During World War II, he served in the Navy Construction Battalion (Seabees) in the Pacific. He remained in the service until 1950, reaching the rank of commander.
He founded Reid Inc. when he left the Navy and headed the firm until he retired in 1970. In addition to churches, schools and office buildings, his company projects included the Fairfax Circle Shopping Center.
Mr. Reid also was the first president of the Hamilton Bank and Trust Co., which was formed in 1967.
In 1970, he retired to West Palm Beach, Fla., although he maintained a residence in Alexandria for many years. More recently he had lived in Johnson City.
His first wife, Helen Holderness Reid, died in 1973.
Survivors include his wife, Sara Alford Reid of Johnson City; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Sgarro of New York City; his stepmother, Erby Mashburn Reid of Alexandria; two grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.
ROBERT WILLIAM DICKERSON,
72, a retired Air Force colonel who had lived in this area since 1968, died of cancer Nov. 4 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia. He lived in Falls Church.
Col. Dickerson was a native of Canton, Ohio, and attended Ohio State University. He began his military career in 1941 with the Army Air Corps and served in Europe during World War II.
He spent much of his time with Air Force communications, serving as a regional commander with the Air Force Systems Command in the Far East in the mid-1950s. He later became the command's deputy chief of staff for operations. He retired from active duty in 1968 as communications director of the command's electronic systems division.
Col. Dickerson's decorations included two awards of the Legion of Merit.
From 1968 to 1979, he was an engineer with Westinghouse Aerospace Systems in Baltimore. Since that time, he had been a travel coordinator with the Leesburg Travel Center.
He was a member of Dulin United Methodist Church in Falls Church, the Air Force Association, and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.
Survivors include his wife, Jane, of Falls Church; a son, Navy Cmdr. Robert II, of San Diego; three daughters, Jane Crawford of Lusby, Md., and Candace Dickerson and Katherine Miller, both of Reston; a sister, Lillian Wierman of Miami; and six grandchildren.
ROSCOE JOSEPH SAVILLE,
88, a retired agricultural economist with the Department of Agriculture, died of cardiac arrest Oct. 30 at a nursing home in Rome, Ga., where he had lived since 1985.
Dr. Saville was born in Grant City, Mo., and graduated from the University of Missouri. He earned a master's degree in agricultural economics at North Carolina State University and a doctorate in the same field at Cornell University.
During World War I, he served in Army. He taught at N.C. State, Cornell, and Louisiana State University during the 1930s. He joined the old Farm Security Administration in Cincinnati in 1942 and transferred to the Washington area a year later.
In 1947, he moved to Starkville, Miss., where he taught at Mississippi State College. He returned to Washington in 1956 and rejoined the Department of Agriculture, where he worked for the Agricultural Research Service until he retired in 1969.
Dr. Saville was a member of the Potomac Valley Area Camellia Society and the Episcopal Church of the Covenent in Arlington.
His wife, Marguerite Ray Saville, died in 1985. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Gordon Leiter of Rome, Ga.; two brothers, Virgil B. Saville of Jefferson City, Mo., and Charles G. Saville of Peoria, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. J.R. Jackson of Fairfax and Dorothy Saville of Stillwater, Okla.; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
DR. DULCISIMA JAO SION,
46, a Washington area physician who had a private practice in pediatrics, died of a stroke Nov. 6 at George Washington University Hospital. She lived in Rockville.
Dr. Sion was born in the Philippines. She graduated from the University of San Carlos in the Philippines and earned a degree in medicine from the Cebu Institute of Medicine in Cebu City, the Philippines.
She moved to the United States in 1966 and did further study in pediatrics at Howard University. She began her private practice in 1971 and had also been the medical director of the Upper Cardoza Community Health Center.
Dr. Sion was a member of the D.C. Medical Society, the Philippine Medical Association and the Association of Philippine Physicians in America. She also was a member of Ang Bisaya Inc., an ethnic organization.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Rogelio Sion, three sons, Roger, Alex and Steven, and her father, Francisco Jao Sr., all of Rockville; five brothers, Dr. Archimedes Jao of Vienna, Bienvenido Jao of Cebu City, Eleno Jao of Springfield, Francisco Jao Jr. of San Jose, and Gem Jao of Silver Spring, and three sisters, Agnes Tablaba of New Carrollton, Dr. Fe Fernandez of Cebu City and Dr. Nena Jao of Rockville.