January 31, 1926 ~ March 2, 2015
ARLINGTON -- Hepzibah Newman, 89, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015. Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Fielder Church, 2011 S. Fielder Road, Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth. Dr. Newman was born in the royal family of Sivagiri, T.N., S. India. She was the granddaughter of Zamindar Sangiliveera Pandian of Sivagiri, T.N. India. She was married to Ponnaiah Samuel Newman for 58 years. An educator for over 60 years, Dr. Hepzibah Newman, contributed to the establishment of Newman International Academy, gave her name to the school, and is making a positive impact on children and young adults around the world. She also co-founded Newman-George College in Arlington and was its first Chancellor spearheading its establishment and start. She is Founder-Principal of Krishnammal College, University of Coimbatore, India, served as Educational Secretary of RVS Educational Trust for over 25 years, and has established over 24 educational institutions, which now educates over 34,000 students. She also directed Brooke of Life, a ministry which has a local week-day training center for 150 children in Arlington, and a multifaceted international outreach. Survivors include sons, Isaac Rajakumar Newman and wife, Sujaritha, and David Ranasoora Veerapandian Newman; daughters, Mangaiarkarasi Sukumar Pandian and husband, Sukumar, and Dr. Sheba George (Superintendent of Newman International Academy of Arlington) and husband, Lazarus; sister, Pankajam Williams; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.