Hi Joy, Before you can request a lookup of an obit, you need to know when that person died. They don't appear in Ancestry which contains the Oregon Death Index. Do you know when and where they were born? For some reason entering that info sometimes helps to get the death info to appear.
You could write to the Baker County Genealogy Club, c/o Baker County Public Library, 2400 Resort St., Baker City, OR 97814.
A James Sharp died June 2, 1918 in Baker County. Go to the Oregon State Archives, http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpbaker/death.htmlhttp://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpbaker/death.html . Click on the Search button towards the bottom of the page and search using only the Sharp surname.
That will take you to a Oregon State Archives page which provides the above info. Click on the Contact Us button and ask if they have any other info to help confirm if he is your James Sharp. Successful Searching!