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Montross Mayor David O’Dell passes away

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 11:12 am

David O’Dell passed away the morning of December 31, 2014 According to Douglas Norris, of Montross, O’Dell was heavily involved in civic activities in the town of Montross.  He served as a town council member from July 1, 1980 until his death.  Elected as the town’s mayor twice, his first term was from July 1988 until June1, 1992.  He served as Vice-Mayor from July 1, 1992 to July 26, 1999.

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