15-term US Rep. John Myers Dead at 87

Owner Robert Shelby of Shelby Funeral Home in Covington says the 87-year-old Myers died Tuesday morning in his home following a brief illness.

The lifelong Covington resident, a Republican, served in U.S. House from 1967 to 1997.

Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Covington United Methodist Church, with the funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.