Edward J. Carroll

CIA Officer

Edward J. Carroll, 85, a retired Central Intelligence Agency officer, died of complications from pneumonia July 30 at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.

Dr. Carroll, who lived in Fairfax since 1996, served more than 30 years as an intelligence and foreign affairs officer in Washington and overseas.

He began his civil service career in 1946 with the State Department and later worked as deputy director of intelligence for the U.S. Information Agency. From 1954 to 1973, he worked for the CIA. His assignments took him to what was then Saigon and the Middle East.

In 1973, he returned to his native Rhode Island, where he served for many years as chief of the office of fraud investigation and prosecution for the state's Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services.

Dr. Carroll, who was born in East Providence, R.I., graduated from Providence College. He received a theology degree from St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore and a doctorate in international relations from Georgetown University.

He was a member of the Association of Foreign Intelligence Officers, the American Historical Association, the National Historical Association and the National Welfare Fraud Association.

He also was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Silver Spring and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Inez Feeley Carroll of Fairfax; two sons, Edward J. Carroll III of Williamsburg and William J. Carroll of Fairfax; two daughters, Elizabeth Pokorny of Fairfax and Joan M. Carroll of Chantilly; and seven grandchildren.

Peter James Pavell

Electronics Engineer

Peter James Pavell, 87, a Springfield resident and retired Naval Electronics System Command electronics engineer, died of non-Hodgkins lymphoma July 9 at a group home in Fairfax.

Mr. Pavell, who was a private industry and government electronics engineer for 30 years, came to the Washington area in 1959 while working for Melpar Inc. After he was laid off from the company, he went to work for the Navy Department's Bureau of Ships.

He then spent four years working for the Air Force and 14 years with the Naval Electronics System Command before retiring in 1979.

A native of Iowa, he attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on a football scholarship and graduated from there with a mathematics degree in 1935. He indulged in his dream job for a summer, riding the rails as a hobo and picking up field work in the farmlands of Iowa and North Dakota.

As a young man, he lived in Chicago, where he was a steel mill worker, a lifeguard at Lake Michigan and a math instructor at Northern Illinois College of Optometry, among other things.

He was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Springfield and the Knights of Columbus.

His wife, Catherine Louise Simons Pavell, died in 1986. Survivors include five children, Rosemary Pavell Rhew and Cynthia Edith Pavell, both of Springfield, Joanne Catherine Paveglio of Chicago, Donald Peter Pavell of Richmond, and Margaret Louise Pavell Peltier of Pinole, Calif.; two sisters; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mary E. Smallwood Smith

Accounting Clerk

Mary Edith Smallwood Smith, 70, who retired in 1986 after 39 years as an accounting clerk in the passenger division of the Navy Department's regional finance center, died of heart ailments July 30 at Civista Medical Center in La Plata.

Mrs. Smith, who lived in her native Tompkinsville, was a graduate of Bel Alton High School and an active member of Charles County civic and charity organizations.

She was a member of the NAACP, AARP, the Ladies of Charity, the Church Parish Council, and Bel Alton High School Alumni Association, for which she was a chairman of its Sunshine Club.

She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the Christmas Connection charity program, and she served as a neighborhood representative to Seniors and Lawmen Together.

Her marriage to Robert Green Smith ended in divorce.

Survivors include two sons, Robertino M. Smith of Tompkinsville and Darryl K. Smith of Upper Marlboro; four sisters, Frances Marion Tilghman and Cornelia Bowman, both of Washington, Florence Folks of Trenton, N.J., and Marie Bankhead of Tompkinsville; a brother, Francis Robert Smallwood of Cheverly; and five grandchildren.

Samuel Boyer Holvey

Corcoran Professor

Samuel Boyer Holvey, 64, a graphic design professor with the Corcoran School of Art for 33 years until he retired in 1998, died July 30 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He had a liver ailment.

Mr. Holvey, who lived in Sterling, was born in Plymouth, Pa. He earned a bachelor's degree at Syracuse University and a master's degree in fine arts at American University. He served in the Army in the early 1960s. He came to this area in 1965 and lived in Bethesda before settling in Sterling in 1995.

In addition to the Corcoran, he also taught at the University of Maryland in College Park in the 1970s and 1980s. Since 1988, he had worked as a freelance exhibit designer.

Survivors include his wife, Nina Stephanoff Holvey of Sterling; his mother, Elisabeth Holvey of Fairfax; and a sister.

Mary Margaret Walton


Mary Margaret Walton, 92, a retired Agriculture Department entomologist, died July 24 at her home in Hyattsville after a stroke.

Ms. Walton, who was born in Harrisburg, Pa., had lived in Hyattsville since 1910. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Washington and received a degree in agriculture from the University of Maryland.

She then followed in the footsteps of her father, William R. Walton, a noted entomologist, and pursued a career at the USDA, where she retired in 1969 after 30 years.

She was a member of the Entomological Society of America and the Entomological Society of Washington. She was also a member of St. Jerome's Catholic Church in Hyattsville and its Sodality and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was past president of the Ladies of Charity.

Survivors include two brothers.