In Loving Memory

Martha Hohl

November 30, 1938 - February 25, 2023


Martha Lynch (Curran) Hohl passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at the age of 84, after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was a native of Daphne, Alabama and a resident of Fairhope, Alabama. 

Martha was a graduate of Bishop Toolen High School and then graduated with honors from the University of Georgia.  Martha spent 15 years teaching at Daphne Elementary and later in life she worked in several social service agencies.

Martha had an incredible sense of humor and kept everyone in stitches, even during her toughest moments in life. 

She is preceded in death by her mother, Theresa G. Lynch, her late husband, Robert W. Hohl, and her daughter. Mary Teresa Curran.  She is survived by her son, Mason Curran (Leslie); her grandson, Samuel Curran and granddaughter, Lucy Matier (Cliff). 

The family wishes to express a special thank you to Community Hospice and Fairhope Health and Rehab for taking wonderful care of Martha during her final days.

A memorial mass will be held Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 1PM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 370 S. Section Street in Fairhope, AL. There will be a time of visitation after the service in the St. Lawrence Room.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 370 S. Section Street in Fairhope, Alabama 36527.

Share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 26209 Pollard Road in Daphne, AL.


  1. Anita Mcvay

    May the family know that Martha was so loved by all of us at Daphne Elementary! She was an inspiration to all of us! What an amazing woman and mother and grandmother! So glad I got to know her!!!!!

  2. Marilyn Ammons

    We will miss you, Martha. I loved the years we taught together at Daphne Elementary. I will forever be thankful that my son Clay was in your kindergarten class. You had your hands full that year. Love you always.

  3. Louise Meredith

    Martha could launch into an incredibly funny story instantly. She was a humor doctor, wiping away bad moods, and sadness. She loved her children and Bob and her very fine grandson, Sam. May Sam honor her with wit, wisdom and love. She was a fine friend.

  4. Alberta Porter

    Martha was a friend for the ages! A balm to the spirit! Her background in education and social work made her a quick study of people. She was quickly and accurately able to sum up the foibles of people while also finding good lurking beneath the surface. On a stop over visit near Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, Martha and Bob readily livened the evening over an Italian feast and desserts. The. Meal and friends caused Martha to reminisce on her background. Bob’s aviation exploits and those of the chinook and tank expert caused the guys to enjoy their similar yet different experiences. And Martha, with the ladies, inserted humor and curated experiences to balance the seriousness of wartime remembrances. As in Daphne and wherever she went, Martha was the light of the dinner. A twinkle in her eye welcomed all to her. Martha G Hohl, thank you for your gift of teaching and thank you for being a friend of faith, love, and for speaking the truth when it needed to be told. Rest in Peace Dear, Martha! Your smile remains upon our hearts and in our minds!

  5. Bonnie McNiel Gulsby

    I loved Martha Hohl and spent many a time laughing with her. She had a gift from God to make tough times more bearable with a joke and heart felt laughter. She had some tough times but always made the best of those times with a joke and a big smile. She will be missed.

  6. Sharon Sortina

    Martha became a dear friend about 3 years ago; my daughter and her grandson were friends when he went to SSC in Bay St. Louis. I was immediately drawn in to her wonderful personality and her outlook on life. She took everything in stride. I admired her a great deal and she will always be an inspiration to me. It was a blessing to have known her, even for such a short time. Praying for Sam and her family during this difficult time.

  7. Kathy Hale Hinrichs

    Martha was one of those special one-of-a-kind people whom you never forget. We first worked together years ago and continued to be friends as the years went by. She weathered some very difficult times but always kept her faith and terrific sense of humor. She was by far the funniest person I have ever met who always had time to listen if you needed someone to talk with. She’d have you in stitches with the stories and sayings that she came up with! Her faith and family were the core of her being. I will personally miss Martha so much and I offer my heartfelt condolences to Mason and Sam. She’s now in heaven with her beloved Bob and Terri. Rest in Peace, Martha.


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