Submitted by Tootie Dennis, November 15, 2002
Bear Creek Cemetery is located 3 miles West of Evening Shade, Arkansas,
at the site of the Bear Creek Methodist Church.
It is a well-kept, country cemetery, and some Sharp family descendants are buried here.
The Bear Creek Methodist Church is visible down the hill from the cemetery.
It still has an active congregation. The one-room school house was located
at this site in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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1912 - 2002
Ruby Mae Thomas Qualls
1914 - 1989
Ruby was daughter of John Thomas and Mattie Sharp Thomas
1886 - 1967
Sallie Bell Haley Qualls
1883 - 1932
Three of their 5 children and one of their grandchild married into the Sharp family.
All five of their children are buried near them in this cemetery.
Nov 15, 1891 – Aug 4, 1928
1926 – 1999
Daughter of John Henry Qualls and Sallie Haley Qualls.
Formerly married to Billy Sharp, who is buried at the Sharp Family Cemetery
1957 – 1991
Son of Conway and Ehtleen Sharp Johns
1912 – 1998
Sam was son of John Thomas and Mattie Sharp Thomas.
1966 – 1966
Shared stone with
Arthur David Sharp
1961 – 1961
Information added by Bonnie Graves 08/18/2003:
Nancy Ann Tanner Graves and at least 2 other Graves family members
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