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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 16, 2012

James T. DuBois, 68, of Columbia died yesterday (May 15). DuBois earned his law degree in 1970 from Vanderbilt University Law School. From 1971 to 1982, he served as U.S. magistrate for southern middle Tennessee. He ultimately was named co-owner and chairman of the board of directors of DuBois & DuBois PC and DuBois Closing & Title Services Inc. in Columbia. He was active in civic, community and bar organizations, including serving as president of the Maury County Bar Association and chair of the Real Estate Subcommittee of the TBA’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. Among his survivors is his son James Thomas DuBois Jr., a lawyer and former lawmaker. 

Visitation will be held Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols and on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. on St. Peter's Parish House lawn. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Burial will follow at the historic St. John's Episcopal in Ashwood. Members of the Maury County Bar Association and colleagues at DuBois & DuBois will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boy Scout Troop #103, c/o Jimmy Langsdon, P. O. Box 1018, Columbia 38402. Read more from his obituary