Sue Wells Taylor

March 16, 1936February 18, 2021

Sue Wells Taylor of Saint Simons Island, Georgia passed away peacefully at home on February 18th. She had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease several years before. Sue Wells was born on March 16, 1936 in Cuthbert, Georgia, where her father, Samuel Alonso Wells, was Superintendent of Schools for Randolph County. The family moved to Decatur, Georgia where Sue graduated from Decatur High School in 1954. Along with her twin brother Sam Wells, she entered Emory University in the second female class on a special scholarship awarded to twins. Sue was President of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She married Clyde Afton Taylor III of Brunswick, Georgia in 1958 and the couple moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The family moved several times as the children were growing up, and after they left home, the couple returned to Atlanta. Sue served as Executive Vice President of Eastern Manufacturing, the family-owned business. An active former member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, she was President of Women in the Church, and a leader of the women’s Bible study. The couple retired to Saint Simons Island, where Sue, a life-long avid reader, was active in the Friends of the Library and organized the Tables of Content fundraisers. Sue was also active in the Golden Isles Presbyterian Church, where she again served as President of Women in the Church for several years. Sue and Clyde took classes in ballroom dancing for most of their married life and enjoyed dancing waltz, tango and swing at every opportunity, but especially at the Jekyll Island Club. Sue will be remembered for her deep faith, sense of humor, keen intellect, practical wisdom, and love for friends and family. Sue Wells Taylor is survived by husband of 62 years, Clyde, her twin brother Sam A. Wells Jr. M.D., sister Elizabeth Wells, children Martha Greenway (Mike), Josephine Ann Taylor (Mauricio Milazzo), Clyde Taylor IV, and grandchildren Alexandra and Forrest Greenway, and Lorenzo Milazzo Taylor. A family burial will be held on February 25th at 1:00 p.m. at Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery in Sandy Springs, Georgia. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, or Golden Isles Presbyterian Church. Edo Miller and Sons is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the register book and leave condolences for the family at


  • Hospice of the Golden Isles
  • Golden Isles Presbyterian Church


25 February

Family Graveside Service

1:00 pm

Arling Memorial Park

201 Mt Vernon Hwy NW
Sandy Springs , GA 30328


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Jo Hardwick

February 24, 2021

Clyde, I was saddened to learn of Sue's death. She and I had so much fun on our trips to Seed Lake and also a wonderful trip that we made together to visit our high school friend, Ann fuller Rudd, in Vermont, who sadly has also passed on. I also remember those memorable times that you and Sue invited our high school group to dinner at your home when we were enjoying the St. Simons beach every spring. There are so many memories, those of the years in retirement on St Simon's Isle and those of high school, and for many of us the years before high school. I am fortunate to have them. Please share my sympathy with Sam, Ruby, and your beautiful children and their families. Jo Holland Hardwick.

Diane Vaughn

February 24, 2021

Sue was a lovely and gracious lady. It was an honor and a pleasure for us to work with her on the Brunswick Friends of the Library board. Sue you will be missed by all of us who knew you.

Don and Diane Vaughn

Jack Howard

February 24, 2021


My condolence at your loss. I share you grief. Sue and her siblings and I go back to Decatur High School.

Jack Howard

Freddy Bailey

February 24, 2021

I was sorry to learn of Sue's passing. I am the director of Sport's History at Decatur High School and I'm really old Decatur. So I try to remember those fellow students who were blessed to have walked the halls at DHS. My thoughts are with her family as they remember such a wonderful person. All my best prayers,always.
Freddy Bailey

Jim Paulk

February 24, 2021

Clyde, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, and we know what you are going through because we have been there. Know that we care for you, and if you would like to talk, please call me.,

Jenny & Stan Humphries

February 23, 2021

We are saddened by your loss. Sue was such a dynamic and intelligent person with a wonderful sense of humor. We will remember her for that and for all the good times we shared together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family..

Jenny and Stan

John and Jane Johnson

February 23, 2021

Our deepest condolences to you Clyde for the loss of your wonderful partner Sue. In our occasional get togethers with you guys while in Shorebirds, Jane and I really enjoyed Sue's humor and wit. What a lovely lady.

Jane and John Johnson

Rafe Semmes

February 23, 2021

Mr. Clyde & Family,

It's been nearly 20 years since my wife Anne and I got to meet you and Sue -- all because of a young woman from Estonia, who was here on a one-year Rotary scholarship. Anne was serving as the GRSP Coordinator for the McIntosh County Rotary Club, when Triin Saag was sponsored by both your club and hers. We had volunteered to be the "host parents" for the McIntosh Rotary Club, and wound up going back and forth to Valdosta State University a good bit that year. Through that experience, we also got to become close to another GRSP student, from Colombia, who was one of Triin's roommates, Maria Bermudez. We still keep in touch with her to this day.

We will always be glad to have become involved with Rotary, the GRSP program, and to meet the many wonderful folks we have through Rotary. You and Sue were always at the top of our list! We are very glad that you two decided to move back t the Golden Isles, and lend both your considerable talents to making this a better place. And so very glad we got to know you both.

May she rest in peace.

Carolyn Knapp

February 22, 2021

I knew Sue as a dedicated library supporter. She was one of the most intelligent and cultured people I have ever known...and so lovely. I cherish the times we were together and feel lucky that I knew her.

Charles and Diane Scarbrough

February 22, 2021

So sorry to hear the sad news about Sue. Please know we are sending our sincere sympathies to you and your family.