Mr. Mendal Bailey, 86, of Buford, passed away on Feb. 2, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Rachel Davis Bailey. He is survived by children, Tilda and John Coker, Carnesville; Shelia and Ronnie Darracott, Buford; Hessie and Steve Whitfield, Braselton; Annette and Larry Davis, Buford; Dana and Chris Hassler, St. Pete Beach, Fla; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lucille Thompson Bailey, Buford; several nieces; nephews; and cousins. Mr. Bailey was a native of Buford, and a veteran of the U.S. Army WWII
. He was the owner of Buford City Cab Co. "He was a believer in God." Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with the Rev. Morris Shadburn officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.