Ma Elena Martinez De Lara, age 68 of Alto, passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021. 

Born in Mexico on November 17, 1953, she was a daughter of the late Francisco Martinez Tinoco and Maria Luz Mora. Ma Elena was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church of Cleveland where she loved worshiping with her family and served on many church retreats at CLNPC. She was a loving wife and mother who cared for her family. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking and catering parties. 

Surviving are her husband, David Lara of Alto; sons and daughters-in-law, Alvaro Lara & Gloria Rodriguez, Leobardo Lara & Evangelina Zavala, Jose Lara, David Lara & Sara Romero, Andres Lara & Nancy Zavala and Luis Lara all of Alto; daughters and sons-in-law, Maria Lara & Nicolas Ramirez and Yuli Lara all of Alto, Maribel Lara & Jose Zavala and Monica Lara & Jose Tinoco all of Cornelia; 29 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends. 

A Funeral Mass will take place at 11 am, Friday, December 24, 2021 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Cleveland with Father Favio Alvarez officiating. Interment will follow in Level Grove Cemetery.  

The family will receive friends beginning at 12 noon on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at the residence located at 207 Church Street, Alto, Georgia 30510. 

Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to the public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19. 

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at 

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.