Memorial service Thursday for Sports Editor Claude Lewis

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By The Staff

The Chiefland Citizen mourns the sudden death of its sports editor Claude Lewis.

Lewis, 54, died Friday night while en route to an Indian football game in Jasper.

According to the Suwannee County Sheriff's Department, a motorist saw Lewis pull to the side of the road, attempting to use an inhaler. Lewis had a history of asthma, according to his wife.

By the time paramedics arrived, he was dead on the scene.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 7-9 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Chiefland. Local funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. The family asks that friends be in casual dress–"The Claude Way" if attending.

A memorial service will be held later in Port Charlotte.

He was born June 14, 1954 in Trenton, N.J., to Helen Martin Lewis Saidt and the late John David Lewis.

He was a graduate of Bordentown Regional High School and attended Burlington County College.

He was a newspaper reporter and got his start in the business at the Trentonian, where he wrote about sports and music.

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