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Mary J. Hurst
March 26, 1937 ~ August 12, 2022 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Mary J. Bedford Hurst Obituary
Sunrise: March 26, 1937
Sunset: August 12, 2022
Born: Austin, TX
Parents: Earlie and Elnora Bedford
Schools: Olive Street Elementary, Kealing Junior High and the Original L. C. Anderson High School
St. Philip's College (San Antonio, TX.) and Huston Tillotson (College) University
Employment: First black to be hired in Texas, at Sperry and Hutchinson. (S & H Green Stamps)
Austin Independent School District - first to implement the Head Start Program and East Austin Economic Development
Mary was a devoted and active member of Ebenezer Third Baptist Church. Serving in many capacities.
Her survivors include her daughters, Willie Odems (Demosesneeds), Cynthia E. H. Mays, Tracie A. Miller and son, Douglas W. Hurst.