Nolan, Earl Davis Sr., 1907-1987
Earl Davis Nolan, Sr. (1907-1987) is the son of Jesse Jones Nolan (1879-1930) and Mary Frances “Mollie” Stokes Nolan (1879-1969). He graduated from Oak Grove High School, attended Louisiana State University for one year, then transferred to Centenary College of Louisiana. At Centenary, he played on the football and basketball teams, and graduated in 1932. Nolan went on to work as an athletic coach at North Louisiana high schools - Gibsland, Belcher, Vivian, and Oil City. In 1969, he retired from Oil City High School having served as the coach for 32 years. In 1930, Nolan married Margaret Pearl Burton Nolan (1910-1989).