Mrs. Edythe Franny Crooks Edythe B. Crooks Bambalis

November 24, 1917September 27, 2010

On Monday, September 27, 2010, Mrs. Edythe Crooks Bambalis passed away at Baptist Hospital in Winston- Salem. She was born on November 24, 1917 in Concord, NC to the late Mearl and Bessie Crooks. A life long member of First Reformed United Church of Christ, Edythe was also a choir member for 65 years and church secretary for over 20 years. She was the oldest living member of the church. She had a love for flowers and birds, was an avid bridge player and loved to dance. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bambalis was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Nick Bambalis who passed away in June of 2005. They married in 1941 and were world travelers after their retirement. A sister Mary Agnes also predeceased her. Surviving are her sons, P. Keith Bambalis and wife Greta and Craig Bambalis and wife Rosemary, all of High Point; a daughter, Betty Bambalis Ikerd and husband Steve of Hickory; six grandchildren, Megan Wilson, Brett, Nicholas and Michael Bambalis and Mark and Beth Ikerd; six great-grandchildren, Whitney and Bree Keller and Hayden, Jeslea, Luke and Ella Ikerd. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 1st at Christ’s Community Church, formerly First Reformed United Church of Christ. Visitation will be from 6:30- 8 p.m. on Thursday at Sechrest Funeral Service, 1301 E. Lexington Ave. in High Point. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ’s Community Church, 901 W. English Rd., High Point, NC 27262 Online condolences can be offered at


  • Funeral Service Friday, October 1, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, September 30, 2010
  • Celebration of Life Friday, October 1, 2010

Mrs. Edythe Franny Crooks Edythe B. Crooks Bambalis

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Eddie Kay

May 16, 2017

Betty my heart and prayers are with you and your family in your saddest of times but she will always be with you ;from a high school friend you probably long ago forgot. Eddie Kay

William Phillips

April 2, 2011

I barely remember her, as I was very young when last I saw her, but remember her I do. I am very sorry for the loss to the family. SPC William Phillips, US Army

Thurman and Sylvia Moore

September 29, 2010

We are saddened to hear of your mother's passing. We pray that God will give you the strength you need at this time.

September 29, 2010

My heartfelt sympathy to your families. She was one classy lady and we will miss her dearly.
Doug & Wendy Thompson
High Point, NC

September 29, 2010

Betty, so sorry to hear about your Mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Walter and Delaney Jessup ( SSLC)