Mary Griffin Botdorf

Published 10:30 am Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Mary Griffin Botdorf, 69, of Camilla, Ga., passed away Monday, June 13, 2022.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Brooks officiating.  Interment will be at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.bryantfuneralga.com. Memorial donations may be made to Cedar Grove Cemetery Fund, PO Box 247, Climax, GA 39834.

Mary Frances Griffin was born August 21, 1952, in Climax, Ga., the daughter of Maril and Hazel Harrison Griffin. She attended Climax High School. Mary married Byron Botdorf in 1972, and they made their home in Southwest Georgia. She was Baptist by faith.

Mary loved beautiful things, from the flowers in her garden to the fabulous antiques she acquired. She was quite a shopper, frequenting yard sales and blue light specials. She knew how to work a deal and NEVER paid full price for an item. Her charm and debonair almost always guaranteed she would win the negotiation. Though Mary enjoyed shopping and such, she didn’t mind getting dirty. She kept the soil tilled in her garden and smiled as plants bloomed under her care.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Byron O. Botdorf; her sons, John M. Botdorf (Mimi) of Maryland and Kevin Botdorf of Albany, Ga.; her grandchildren, Crysta and Lance; and a host of extended family. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her brothers, John Allen “Radar” Griffin, M.W. “Griff” Griffin, and Vernon Griffin.

Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321)