OBITUARY

Betty Frances Graham Bull

September 29, 1924January 12, 2021

Betty Frances Graham Bull, of Atlanta, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Born in Shelby, North Carolina, she is preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth and Burton Graham; her husband of 65 years, Frank J. Bull, founding partner of Bull & Kenney Architects and Bull, Brown & Kilgo, Architects AIA; and daughter Lisa. She is survived by son, Birney Bull and his wife, Deborah, of Savannah; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Betty graduated from North Fulton County High School and attended Wesleyan College and Georgia State College. She worked with the U.S. Weather Bureau and was a stewardess with Delta Air Lines prior to her marriage. A tireless volunteer, she was a charter or lifelong member and officer of many organizations including Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, Atlanta Preservation Center (including a long-term Fox Theatre tour guide), Northside Junior Women’s Club, Young Matron’s Circle of Tallulah Falls School, Galloway School, Atlanta League of Women Voters, Voter’s Guild of Metropolitan Atlanta, National Foundation of March of Dimes, and Delta Clipped Wings. Together Betty and Frank were charter members of Cherokee Town & Country Club, avid golfers and Tech fans. Her artistic talents shone through her award-winning oil paintings, especially children’s portraits. Her love of dogs, particularly dalmatians, poodles and a corgi, was evident in her support of Atlanta Kennel Club, Atlanta Obedience Club, Atlanta Humane Society, and Zoo Atlanta.

Memorial services and inurnment will be held at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church on June 19, 2021 at 11:00 am. Memorial contributions may be sent to Holy Innocents’ Memorial Fund, 805 Mount Vernon Hwy NW, Atlanta, GA, or www.CanineAssistants.org.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Dona Ford

February 5, 2021

I never had the pleasure of meeting Betty but knew what a legend she was. Just to know she was in the first training class at Delta Air Lines in 1945 is in itself is phenomenal to me along with initiating Delta Clipped Wings

She will be missed by many who knew her. What a lady.

With deepest sympathy,
Dona Ford
Class of January 29, 1968