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Editorial cartoonist Clyde Wells dies

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Nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist Clyde Wells, who worked at The Augusta Chronicle for nearly 27 years, died Dec. 27 at his Martinez home. He was 87.

Barry Paschal, who spent 30 years at The Augusta Chronicle, including eight years working in the editorial department with Wells, called...

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  1. Clyde was A Great American, as Lewis Grizzard used to say. In our Optimist Club he was just one of us, totally unassuming and unpretentious. Whether at meetings, the Christmas tree lot, or the fair parking lot, he took his turn like everyone else. Oh, did I mention he was a born smart-aleck with acerbic wit? Proud to be one of his many friends and I’ll re-enjoy going thru his books in my bookshelf of prized books. Rest In Peace, friend.

  2. CLYDE WELLS PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN SAVING THE STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER WITH THESE WORDS:

    “TO DESTROY A WORK OF MAN’S CREATIVE BEAUTY
    IS TO BRUISE THE SOUL OF ALL THOSE
    WHO EVER LOOKED UPON IT”
    (Clyde Wells 1970-saving Sacred Heart!)

  3. I had the pleasure to spend a few minutes talking to Mr Wells when he spoke to our Uptown Augusta Kiwanis Club. We talked about my deceased father in law John Anderson, who Clyde usually depicted in his cartoons of the Richmond County Commission in the early 70’s as a quiet man with large glasses. He told me my father in law was free of scandal and he respected him for his ethics. I thanked him and said one of the first things I turned to in The Chronicle was his editorial cartoon. He thanked me as he signed his book and said he loved his job. RIP Mr Wells.

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