OXFORD, Miss. (WCBI)-A former Oxford Mayor, Patricia Chadwick Lamar has passed away. The 71 year-old died Monday (9-24) night at the Baptist Memorial Hospital. Lamar was mayor from 1997 to 2001 and was the city’s first female alderman, as well as a former Miss Mississippi. During her tenure the Vision 2020 long-range planning project was completed and the defunct Oxford Country Club was converted into a park. The park and the National Guard Readiness Center were named in her honor.