James Forest Ross

James Forest Ross
James Forest Ross, age 74 of Coldspring, Texas, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018. He was born October 15, 1943 in Portland, Oregon to parents William Forest Ross, Sr. and Virginia Grace Hedges Ross who preceded him in death along with his son James Forest “Bo” Ross, Jr.; brothers, William Richard Ross, Rodney Wayne Ashley, Forest Lee Ross, and Loyd Preston “Dude Jr”; sister, Rebecca Lynn Ashley; and grandchild, Brandi Ann Sander.

He is survived by his wife of 6 years, Delores “Dee” Ross; sisters, Jane Elizabeth Leland and Judy Evelyn Sanders; brothers, Robert Preston Ashley and William Forest Ross, Jr.; sons, David James “Kimo” Branco and Chad Eric Ross, Sr.; daughters, Connie Gail Seay, Monica Lynn Durden, and Lisa Ann Sander; stepsons, Jerry ViBandor, Lonnie Ellingburg, Jason Ellingburg, Russell Ellingburg, and Scott Woodward; stepdaughters, Taunya Dee Stotts and Dawn M. Housos; 23 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at First Baptist Church Camilla, Coldspring, Texas.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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