Vivian Dorothy Mae Stanley, 93, of Scotland, Arkansas was born February 16, 1924 to the late Frank and Louise (Leoble) Bessent in Nixon, Texas and passed from this life January 8, 2018 at her home in Scotland, Arkansas. Vivian had a long and interesting life, co-owning and operating Stanley’s Florist and Nursery in Galveston, Texas, and directing multiple senior activity centers after relocating to Arkansas.


She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 55 years, William “Bill” Stanley, SR., one son, William “Bill” Stanley, JR., one brother, Arthur Bessent, one sister, Doreen Williams and one granddaughter, Tawnya Frye-Holt.


Left to cherish her memory are two sons; Kenneth Stanley, SR. (Sharon) of Lutz, Florida, Rudy Stanley, SR. (Bobbie) of Pottsville, Arkansas, one daughter-in-law, Gail Stanley of Brusly, Louisiana, one daughter, Shirley Frye (Hollis) of Scotland, Arkansas, nine grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild due in August, 2018, other relatives and many friends.


Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Scotland Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm at the church with interment at Foster Cemetery.


Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton, Arkansas. For online guestbook, www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton.