Alice P. Hudson, devoted to arts

March 10, 2013

Alice P. Hudson, 88, of Millsboro, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013, at home.

She was born in Matthews County, Va. to the late John Tucker Ransone and Virginia Howell Ransone.  Alice was a successful business woman, as owner and operator of Alice’s Clothes Tree in Millsboro.  She was instrumental in bringing the historical and traditional celebration of Big Thursday back to Millsboro.  She was the first female president of the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, and a longtime member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.  She was also a member of the Indian River Senior Center, the Millsboro Women’s Civic Club, and has served as queen of the Red Hat Mamas in Millsboro.  Alice was devoted to art and art education, and helped to establish the Millsboro Art League.

She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Powell Hearn of Salisbury, Md.; a son, Thomas Tucker Powell of Millsboro; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three stepchildren: Janice Headley, Melissa Warren and John Hudson, all of Millsboro; and five stepgrandchildren; two brothers, John Ransone, of Roanoke, Va. and Robert Ransone of Greensboro, N.C.; along with several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

There will be a Celebration of Life service at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 16, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on State Street in Millsboro. The Rev. David Archibald will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions either to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriot’s Way, Milford, DE 19963, or to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 422, Millsboro, DE 19966.