Arkansas Cemeteries


Evening Shade Cemetery

Evening Shade, Sharp County, Arkansas

Photos Copyright of Dwight Sharp

Submitted by Tootie Dennis

(This is a partial transcription)


Evening Shade Cemetery, until recent years, was known as the Sharp Cemetery at Evening Shade.

The property it covers was probably once owned by William H. Sharp (brother to Old Isaac Sharp).

William and both of his wives and several children who died young are believed to be buried here, but their graves cannot be located.

The gravestones of his oldest son, Isaac Elston Sharp, and Isaac’s wife, Nancy, are still standing.

For many years, the cemetery was surrounded by a fence of fieldstone and concrete and had an entry of large concrete steps on the East side.

All of that has been removed in recent years, and the cemetery is now open on all sides. (This information provided by Dwight Sharp).



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Elear Willmuth Green

1908 -1934


Ora Belle Sharp Greene

1889 – 1972

Daughter of William Mordeci and Betty Davis Sharp.  Wife of Landon A. Greene.


Landon A. Greene

1887 – 1945

Husband of Ora Belle Sharp


Maude M. Medley

1890 – 1891

Infant daughter of John Medley and his 2nd wife, Lillie B. Greene Medley. Maude is buried beside her father.


John Samuel Medley

1848 – 1904

He was the foreman of the Sharp Mills. He married Nancy Luce Sharp after the death of her first husband, Isaac Sharp.

Nancy soon died after her marriage to John Medley. John raised the 4 children of Isaac and Nancy.

The headstone of John Medley’s grave has only the lettering “Medley” on it. This is the footstone.


Nancy Luce Sharp Medley

1843 – 1879

Nancy Luce married Isaac E. Sharp. After Isaac’s death, she married John Samuel Medley.


Isaac Elston Sharp

1838 – 1875

Oldest son of William H. and Catherine Barnes Sharp.

When William died, Isaac took ownership of the Sharp Mill and other properties at Evening Shade.


John R. Thomas

1885 - 1930


Mattie Sharp Thomas

1887 - 1957

(oldest child of William Mordeci Sharp and his first wife, Betty Davis.)


John Oscar Thomas

1909 – 1972

One of 5 sons of John and Mattie Sharp Thomas


Audrey Thomas Taylor Whited

1905 – 2001

Oldest child of John and Mattie Sharp Thomas. Buried near first husband, Fred Taylor


Billy Neil Thomas

1930 – 1999

Oldest child of J.W. “Bill” Thomas


J. W. Thomas

1907 – 1978

Oldest son of John & Mattie Sharp Thomas



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