New Orleans, La.-Martha Mayo Lane died peacefully on April 22, 2012. She was born in Waycross, GA 1910, the daughter of John McGregor Mayo and Stella Elizabeth McGee Mayo. Mrs. Lane was a graduate of Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of sixty two years, Harry Merritt Lane, and by her four brothers, Frank, McGregor, James and Charles Mayo all of Waycross, Georgia. Born and raised in Waycross, Mrs. Lane in her adult life was a resident of Nashville, Tennessee for 40 years and of Waycross, Georgia for 17 years before residing in New Orleans for the past eighteen years. She enjoyed participation in several historical societies and ladies clubs in Nashville and Waycross and most recently in New Orleans as a member of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Louisiana. Mrs. Lane is survived by the light of her life, her son Harry Merritt Lane, Jr. (Nickie) and grandchildren Harry Merritt Lane III (Elly), David Merrick Lane (Mary Lucy), Susan (Susu) Lane Stall (Andrew), Elizabeth (Lizzie) Lane Peus (Brent) of Montecito, California, Mary Hollis Nieset (John), Randolph Symonds Wrighton (Meredith) of Dallas, Texas and Bush McGehee Wrighton (Shameen) and eighteen extraordinary great grandchildren. Heartfelt thanks are extended to the devoted staff and management of The Rose Room at Poydras Home for six years of superior care. A Private Graveside service will be held at Rosehill Cemetery in Macon Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Poydras Home, 5354 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115. Friends may sign the online register at www.hartsmort.com. Hart Mortuary and Crematory, Cherry Street in Macon, GA. are in charge of arrangements.