Noted local author, historian passes away

Nola Mae Ross (Source: KPLC file photo)
Nola Mae Ross (Source: KPLC file photo)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Local noted historian and author Nola Mae Ross has died.

Ross was known for her research and writings of Southwest Louisiana's history and people.

A Southwest Louisiana native, she authored 28 books about Louisiana, chronicling the history of hurricanes, including Hurricanes Audrey and Rita. She also wrote about local homes, crimes and more.

She was a champion for many local causes and received many awards for her civic involvement.

She was also a pilot and earned her commercial license at the age of 22.

Ross, 87, died Monday. Her arrangements are being handled through Johnson Funeral Home in Lake Charles.

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