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   Cara Lee Jones, daughter of the late Will and Lottie (Dillard) Geib was born October 12, 1931, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and departed this life on May 7, 2023, at the age of 91 years and 7 months.

   She was united in marriage on December 1, 1951, in Batesville, Arkansas to Thomas Earnest Jones.

    In 1965, she started her own business, Cara Lee’s Shop on Main Street in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. The store remand open until 2008.

   She loved flowers, plants and enjoyed keeping her yard beautiful. She also loved visiting with friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Cara Lee will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

   She is survived by two daughters Dianna Jones of Skamina, Washington and Gayla Mullins, husband Gary of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; two grandchildren Rylee Montague, husband Lucas of Carthage, Missouri, Tyler Mullins and Jordan Rutledge of Arlington, Virginia; two great-grandchildren Emmitt and Noah Montague; one brother Kenneth Geib, wife Ima Jean of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Thomas Ernest Jones and her sister Norma Lee Smith.

Family held a private memorial service May 13, 2023, followed by the burial at Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. 



  1. Rachel Rothgeb Johnson
    May 17, 2023 @ 7:45 pm

    Cara Lee was beautiful inside and out. I always told her that she reminded me of Sophia Loren. My mom, aunt, and I spent many hours shopping in her wonderful clothing store. She offered such wonderful and stylish fashions. Good memories. Gayla, I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Marla Rogers
    May 25, 2023 @ 10:33 am

    I have very fond memories of shopping with my Mom at Cara Lee’s store for many years. My Mom loved going there and I always thought everything in her store was so beautiful. My sympathy to her family and friends.

  3. Barbara Steed
    May 27, 2023 @ 8:21 pm

    Such a sweet lady, sorry for your loss ?❤️