Certified GKH Gardening Expert
You have quite a few options available to you! With deep shade, or mostly shade, I would recommend going a hardiness zone lower.
Here are some articles that will help:
You have lots of choices. Research each one for its maintenance needs. Low maintenance is the holy grail for gardeners. But it is subjective so it is your opinion that counts. Lists often include non-native honeysuckle and barberry; both of these are invasive species and should be avoided. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shgen/shade-loving-shrubs.htm
Here is a list of Arkansas native shrubs for part shade to shade. Click on the thumbnail for more information. https://www.wildflower.org/plants/combo.php?start=10&habit=habit_shrub&light_partshade=1&light_shade=1&fromsearch=true1&pagecount=10