Shirley Larch

November 28, 1936April 25, 2018

Shirley Ann Larch, 81, of Conway Arkansas departed this life on Tuesday, April 25th 2018. Born November 28 1936, in Benton Arkansas, she was the daughter of Marion Jackson Addie and Mattie Ann Brazil. Shirley and her beloved husband James owned Custom Archery for over twenty years and was instrumental in helping many people develop the love of bowhunting. They currently own Larco Manufacturing in Mabelvale, AR. She was known for her love of animals. There wasn’t a wild animal she couldn’t tame as demonstrated by her herd of pet whitetail deer. Her and Jim also spent many years traveling all around the United States with the local HOG Harley Davidson chapter. Together they made ten trips to Sturgis on their motorcycle. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, James Monroe Larch of Conway, AR, two daughters Mona (Ellis) Parker of Mayflower, AR and Diana (Bob) Embrey of Conway, AR; three grandchildren Mandy Larch of Mabelvale, AR, Shannon (Oliver) Arce of Conway, AR, and Zach Embrey of Conway, AR, and three great-grandchildren Jordan Harper of Pleasanton, TX, Blake Harper of Beebe, AR, and Natalie Arce of Conway, AR. Visitation will be conducted at 10:00 am Saturday April 28 2018 at Griffin Leggett Conway Funeral Home Conway, AR with the service immediately following. Burial will be at Pine Crest Memorial Park in Bryant, AR Please visit the online guest book at


  • James M. Larch, Husband
  • Mona Parker, Daughter
  • Ellis Parker, Son-in-law
  • Diana Embrey, Daughter
  • Bob Embrey, Son-in-law
  • Mandy Larch, Granddaughter
  • Shannon Arce, Grandson
  • Zach Embrey, Grandson
  • Jordan Harper, Great Grandchild
  • Blake Harper, Great Grandchild
  • Natalie Arce, Great Grandchild

  • Ellis Parker, Active Pallbearer
  • Jordan Harper, Active Pallbearer
  • Blake Harper, Active Pallbearer
  • Mike Rushin, Active Pallbearer
  • Bob Embrey, Active Pallbearer
  • Zack Embrey, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 28, 2018

Shirley Larch

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Sandy Thomas

April 27, 2018

Sorry for your loss.
Remembered the good times we had at Custom Archery.
Shirley will be missed.

Mike and Diane Rushin

April 27, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you celebrate the life of your beautiful grandmother. I know she is so proud that she lives on in the hearts of those she loves.

Mark Claxton

April 26, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Larch family. We pray for peace and comfort during this difficult time. I have fond memories of fishing on Larch Lake with Shirley's son-in-law Bob. She was always so kind and considerate.