Erath 4th of July Celebration
1979 Grand Marshal

Nodily J. Faulk


In 1979, the Erath 4th of July Grand Marshal was Nodily J. Faulk, an educator at Erath High School.

Nodily was born July 29, 1930, the son of Nell (Hebert) and Whitney Faulk. He had one brother Dallas and one sister, Dorothy "Dot" Faulk Kline.

He married the former Hilda LeBlanc on July 29, 1961 (on Nodily's 31st birthday) and together the couple had four sons, Garland, Joey, Ricky, Tommy and one daughter Michelle, who passed away as an infant.

He was a veteran of the U S Army, having served his tour in Germany.

As an educator, Faulk earned his teaching certificate from USL in 1954 and his Masters from McNeese University in 1971. He also attained his +30 in 1975. Nodily taught school in Erath from 1957 to 1982 and was Principal at Meaux Elementary from 1983 to 1984. From 1985-1987, Mr. Faulk also taught adult education in Vermilion Parish and also did substitute work in Lafayette Parish from 1988 to 1992 Since 1992 until 1996, he had been teaching G.E.D. at the Vermilion Parish Correctional Facility.

Through 50's, 60's and 70s, Mr. Faulk, was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for many years, as well as the photographer for many events in town.  He served as Eucharistic minister and religious education director for high school students at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Erath for a few years. Mr. Faulk was former Grand Knight of the Erath Knights of Columbus for two years, and He was also was named Erath Citizen of the Year by the Erath Knights of Columbus in 1979.

Nodily was also a Cub Master for the Erath Cub Scouts and active in Erath baseball during the summer months.

Nodily J. Faulk passed away on January 8, 1996.


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