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Leeman Jung Ngar

Monticello, AR, 1939 - 2010

Leeman Jung Ngar, age 71, of Monticello passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011, at the Delta Memorial Hospital in Dumas, Ark. He was born December 11, 1939, in Jefferson County, Ark. to Iva Williams Ngar Carter and the late Jung Ngar. He was a retired school superintendent with the Drew Central School District, member of the First Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jung Ngar; his stepfather, Claud Carter; and a sister, May Fon Jung. Mr. Ngar was also a member of the American Legion, Drew County Retired Teachers Association and the Arkansas Administration Education Association. He graduated from Arkansas A&M College (now UAM) in 1968. He then taught math at Drew Central High School before becoming the principal at Wilmar High School. He remained in Wilmar for three years before becoming the high school principal at Drew Central High School. After serving 23 years in that position, he then became superintendent of Drew Central High School. He served in that position for six years until his retirement. After retiring, he was employed at the Monticello Middle School as assistant principal for a semester and at the Monticello Vocational Technical School
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Sylvia Ululani Ngar of Monticello; two sons, Jonathan K. Ngar and wife, Stacey of Houston, Texas, Christopher E. Ngar and wife, Maggie of Blue Springs, Mo.; his daughter, Jennifer Keala Leilani Clark and husband, Phillip of Nashville, Ark.; his mother, Iva Williams Ngar Carter of Dumas; two brothers, Thomas J. Ngar of Monroe, La. and Sammy J. Ngar and wife, Linda of Gillette; one sister, May Lon Roberts and husband, Gary of Dumas; and three grandchildren, Joscelyn Keala Maluhia Clark, Alexis Leilani Ngar and Jayce Elizabeth Clark.
Funeral Service will be 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the First Baptist Church by Rev. Dennis Dodson. Burial with military honors will follow in Oakland Cemetery with arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Monticello. Online guestbook at

Published March 15, 2011

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