Publisher of the Birmingham Times dies

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)- Birmingham Times James Elbert Lewis, Sr. died Sunday at 2pm. He was the son of Dr. Jesse J. Lewis, Sr., the founder of the Birmingham Times. James became the publisher of the newspaper in April 1998.

Cheryl Eldridge, the current editor of the Birmingham Times, will continue to work there and make major decisions for the paper.

Family visitation for James Lewis, Sr. will be at the Davenport and Harris Funeral Home Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The funeral home is located at 301 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive S.W., Birmingham, Alabama 35211.

The funeral service will be at the First Congregational Church Thursday at 12pm, located at 1024 Center Street North, Birmingham, Alabama, 35204.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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