Obituary: Betty Ryan Bullard


Funeral service for Betty Ryan Bullard, age 88, of Cullman, will be Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Cullman Funeral Home chapel, with Bro. Tim Sutton and Bro. Billy Randolph officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday, June 8, 2024, from Noon -2  p.m. at the funeral home and interment will be at Cullman City Cemetery.

Cullman Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.

Betty was born October 1, 1935, to George Baxter “Doc” Ryan and Bertie Belva Brown Ryan. She passed from this life peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 6, 2024. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Clyde Ryan, Calvin Ryan, Martin Ryan, Glenn Ryan, and Charles Ryan; sister, Edith Ryan Goodner; son-in-law, David Hartsell. 

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Doyle Bullard; son, Benjamin Bullard; daughters, Belinda Hartsell (Barry Mason), Marcia Sutton, Emily McClellan (Jack); grandchildren, Lara Beth Baswell, Holly Johnson, Melanie Basham, Brad Hartsell, Katie Jean Richardson, Andrew Bullard, Morgan Rae Cavender, Madison Sutton, Mary Ryan McClellan, Clark McClellan; and 12 great-grandchildren.   

Flowers are much appreciated or if you so choose, feel free to make donations in her honor to Betty’s favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Please visit to sign the online guestbook