Mrs. Mildred Benefield Bell, age 96, of Buford, GA and the Friendship Community passed away on Monday, January 30, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howell Cobb Bell; and sons, Robert Bell, Chestnut Mountain, GA and Carroll Bell, Buford, GA. She is survived by her children, Charles and Jimmie Bell, Buford, GA, Alice and Bonnie Pruett, Buford, GA, Brenda Williams, Buford, GA, and Sandra and Kenneth Dowdy, Chestnut Mountain, GA; daughter-in-law, Rilla Bell, Chestnut Mountain, GA; sister, Haughtence (Polly) Benefield, Buford, GA; eleven grandchildren, Ron and Rhonda Bell, Chestnut Mountain, GA, Renee Bell Bortschller, Nashville, TN, Rita and James Mills, Chestnut Mountain, GA, Reggie and Stacy Bell, Chestnut Mountain, GA, Pam Jones, Buford, GA, Keith and Regina Bell, Buford, GA, Chanda Bell, Buford, GA, Chad and Leanne Bell, Gulf Shores, AL, Russ and Trina Dowdy, Chestnut Mountain, GA, Kem and Kerry Doster, Flowery Branch, GA, and Jennifer and Ryan O’Connor, Lawrenceville, GA; eighteen great grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bell was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great-grandmother and sister and will be missed by all. She was born January 15, 1916 at Braselton, GA and a resident of Buford, GA since 1949. She was a member of Friendship Community Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. James McNeal, Rev. James Mills, Rev. Earl Pirkle and Rev. Jeff Worley officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to Eagle Ranch, P. O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502 or to Friendship Community Baptist Church, 3784 Friendship Circle, Buford, GA 30519 in memory of Mildred B. Bell. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.