Very proud of Grayson & Amanda Taylor & their putting so much effort & love into reaching our college students in our new campus ministry, The Ridge Connection. 2020 was quite a success but I can’t wait to see what God has in store for this ministry in 2021.Fall 2020 ✅
What an amazing, wonderful, stressful, and curious semester to begin a campus ministry! Though things are challenging for everyone, we experienced some amazing growth in our relationships with one another, as well as faith building. It was a semester of planting seeds. So excited to see what is right around the corner! On to 2021!
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We are deeply saddened at Crowley's Ridge College to tell you about the passing of Emmett Floyd Smith, III. Emmett Floyd had a long history and friendship with CRC. In addition to being the son of CRC's founder, Emmett Smith, Jr., and his wife, Emma Smith, Emmett Floyd served on CRC's board in recent years. Emmett Floyd was always encouraging and supportive of the College. His entire family is very dear to us at CRC and we mourn with them through this extremely difficult time. I have full confidence they find joy in the following verse concerning the life and death of Emmett Floyd . . . Psalm 116:15 - Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
EMMETT FLOYD'S OBITUARY from Mitchell Funeral Home:
Emmett Floyd Smith, III August 20, 1955 - December 24, 2020
Emmett Floyd Smith, III, 65, of Paragould, AR, passed away on Thursday, December 24th.
Emmett was born on August 20, 1955 to Emmett, Jr. and Margaret Emmaline “Emma” (Geer) Smith in Paragould, AR. He graduated from Crowley’s Ridge Academy in 1973, Crowley’s Ridge College in 1975, and Arkansas State University in 1988. On August 18, 1979, he married the former Jeanina Rene’ Yearry in Paragould. Emmett began his career as an electrical engineer and later became a self-employed professional land surveyor. He also preached for the Mountain Home Church of Christ in Paragould for more than 30 years. He was a beloved member of the Emmaus Community, where he was known for his wisdom, gentleness, and love for Jesus and others. He was also active in 12-Step recovery circles for the past 11 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family (especially playing with his grandchildren), playing pitch, thoughtful conversations, reading, listening to all kinds of music, and rooting for the Arkansas Razorbacks and St. Louis Cardinals.
Emmett is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jeanina; his three daughters, Emily Chaffin (Michael), Katie Vaught (Greg), and Claire Smith (Chris Simpson); six grandchildren, Olivia, Brody, Maddox, Cadence, Jude, and Owen; his mother-in-law, Betty Yearry; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, in-laws, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett, Jr. and Emma, and his sister, Emma Lou Danner.
An outdoor service will be held at Crowley’s Ridge College on Saturday, January 2, at 1:00 pm. Masks and social distancing will be required due to COVID-19.
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It was a pleasure to meet ASU Chancellor Kelly Damphousse ￼last night at the men’s basketball game. I appreciated his hospitality and hearing about his enjoyment of working w great people at A-State. Great opportunity for our Pioneers & I was very proud of our team. ￼￼ ... See MoreSee Less
CRC just replaced one of our older, higher mileage vans with this 2015 Ford Transit van. Our Pioneers will be traveling to their athletic events and student life trips in style, thanks to the generous donors who made this purchase possible. Our fall appeal letter telling about the need to replace two of our vans was seen by one of our friends. Their congregation was not using this van as much as they had intended and it had just over 30,000 miles on it. They gave us a good price. Several responded to our appeal letter, so this van is paid in full! Thank you to everyone who made this possible. #GoPioneers! ... See MoreSee Less