Conover, N. C. ~ Elvin Wilson Smith, 71 of Conover, N.C., died on June 28, 2010 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Marie, a son Keith and daughter Tina. A granddaughter, Tiffany, resides at the Smith home.
E. W. or “Shorty” as some called him, was a long time member of the Piedmont Archaeology Society and the Genuine Indian Relic Society. For decades he was an avid collector of authentic Indian relics from the southeast. In his earlier years he searched for Indian artifacts in the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.
More recently he and Ron Harris, a long-time close companion, traveled to numerous Indian artifact shows and visited a number of museums in the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky and Indiana.
Smith retired from the furniture industry and had recently begun woodturning as a hobby. He crafted many fine wooden bowls and urns from exotic woods. “Shorty” will be sorely missed as a fellow collector and traveling companion.
Photo & article submitted by Ron Harris
ELVIN W. SMITH