Thelma Adell Hearn Newman was the 5th child of 6 children born to John Lisha and Lina Francis Henry Hearn, and the 3rd daughter. Her brothers and sisters were: Julious Owen Hearn b. 1894-1977 Stella Gertrude Hearn b. 1896-1915 Irene Lee Hearn b. 1899-1900 James Frederick "Fred" Hearn b. 1901-1983 John Frederick Hearn b. 1909-1970
Stella and Irene are buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Wilson County, Texas near their parents.
She was preceeded in death by her husband Elwood Alolphus Newman, her parents, and all her siblings. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews - she had no children