Mr. J. C. Archer, one of our old and well known citizens, died at his home in this city Sunday at 1 o’clock, after a long illness and after having been confined to his bed for several months. Mrs. Archer’s burial occurred at Munford cemetery, Monday morning at 8:30 o’clock, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. R. P. Walker, of the First Presbyterian church, of which church the deceased had been a member for two years. Mr. Archer was born and reared at Garland and was for a number of years a prominent merchant there. He moved to Covington about 1884 and had resided here almost continuously since. In 1879 he was married to Miss Lida Sherrod, daughter of the late Dr. John I. Sherrod, who preceded him to the grave about two years. Two sons and three daughters of this union are left surviving. He was 63 years of age at the time of his death. (The Covington Leader, 6/28/1917)

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