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“Beth, Chuck and I were just thinking of yall and I goolge you and Jim and saw the news. So sorry for your loss. We think about yall often. ”
1 of 29 | Posted by: Chuck and Melissa Peyton - LA

“So very sorry to hear about Jim. He was my attorney in 1989 and for 10 years after that. He was so kind and compassionate to myself and my family...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Gail Pugh Evans - Columbia, TN

“I remember what a large part of the community Jim DuBois was! It seemed everyone knew him:) What a wonderful family! I'm very sorry for your loss!...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: BettyBelle Peery Nicks - TN

“Dear Beth and family, We were so sorry to hear about Jim. We also remember how quickly he learned to play tennis and how good he was. He also was a...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Beth and Gerry Lindsey - NC

“Beth , you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time ”
5 of 29 | Posted by: Jerry and Jan Rooker - Columbia, TN

“I was a classmate and friend of James! I rekindled our friendship by my association with Tom and his family, riding in the wagon with Joe Eslick and...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Barbara Wright - Fayetteville, TN

“Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the Dubois family(wife, children), especially Tom Dubois and family, City of Columbia Judge. Councilwoman...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: christa s. martin - columbia, TN

“Jean and I were very sad to hear about Jim's passing. I cooperated with Jim on the problem of salt cake from the local aluminum reclaimers. ”
8 of 29 | Posted by: Roy F. and Jean Q. Johnson - TN

“Jim had been our Attorney since 1984 and I had done Real Estate Business since 1979. Jim was always so pleasant and very, very competent in his work....Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Kay B. Lindsey - Mt. Pleasant, TN

“Dear Tom and family - Derek and I were so very sorry to hear about your dad. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Robin Church

“Marci, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. He was such a great man and helped me in so many ways. You and your family will be in my...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Lisa (Gottshall) Jones - TN

“Deepest sympathies and condolences to Beth and family. James was a great worker in the vinyard for others; his reward will be great. I met Jim...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Dick and Nancy Cleveland - TN

“Dear Beth, Tommy, Lynn, Bob and entire family: Vance called me and told me about Jim. My heart and prayers are with you all. Jim was a good friend...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: Eric Hendrickson - hendersonville, TN

“Tom and family, May God comfort you with love and good memories. You are in my prayers during this time. ”
14 of 29 | Posted by: Bob Trybalski - Columbia, TN

“Beth and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jonathan and I are keeping you in our prayers. I'll bet Justin was excited to welcome Jim into heaven...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Sandy Small - Henrico, VA

“Please know you are in our prayers and we share in your sorrow during this difficult time. Judy ”
16 of 29 | Posted by: Bill and Judy Blackburn - TN

“Beth, Tom: I have great memories of Jim, and I know I speak for all his classmates of the LinCoHS Class of 1961, when I say he will be truly missed...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Joe Max Williams - Columbia, TN

“Dear Marci, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. May God give you strength, comfort,...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Joanna Chandler - Columbia, TN

“So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
19 of 29 | Posted by: Dorinda W. Gibson - Columbia, TN

“Dear Tom and family, I am very sorry to hear the loss of your loved one James. God says " In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: George Vrailas - Columbia, TN

“Beth and family, I am so sorry to read about the death of your precious husband and father. May the Lord give you comfort and strength during the...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Jackie Quillen - Columbia, TN

“Tommy -- I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. All of Maury County has years worth of great memories of him. My prayers are with your family. ”
22 of 29 | Posted by: Daphne Cummins Quinn Mt. Pleasant

“Beth, I was saddened to learn of Jim's death. It has been over thirty years since I practiced law in Columbia, but I always liked and respected Jim...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Jim Dedman - Columbia, SC

“Ms DuBois and Tom, I am very sorry to learn of Jim's passing. He was truly one of a kind. ”
24 of 29 | Posted by: Richard Hendrix - Mt/ Pleasant, TN

“Tom and Beth, I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Your family is in my prayers. ”
25 of 29 | Posted by: Donna Pogue - Columbia, TN

“Beth and family - I'm so sorry to hear of James' passing. He was a great friend and a great person to work for. ”
26 of 29 | Posted by: Judy Rose - Pulaski, TN - Friend

“In the short amount of time that I got to know Jim, I enjoyed many of our phone conversations. He so enjoyed sitting on his porch at the lake with...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Lori Carr

“My sympathy, love, and prayers ”
28 of 29 | Posted by: Bob Sweeney - Columbia, TN

“I am so sad to hear of Jim's passing. I respected him so much and love you all. I will be praying for all of you as you deal with this loss. He...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Stephanie Hall - hohenwald, TN

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James T. DuBois, 68, well-known Columbia attorney and community activist, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church with The Rev. Richard Zalesak and The Rev. Thomas Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in St. John's Churchyard at Ashwood. The family will visit with friends Friday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to service time on St. Peter's Parish House lawn.
The family suggests memorials to Boy Scout Troop #103, c/o Jimmy Langsdon, P. O. Box 1018, Columbia 38402. Notes of sympathy may be sent to oakesandnichols.com.
Born and reared in Fayetteville, Jim was a graduate of Lincoln County High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1970. Since that time, he practiced law in Columbia and Southern Middle Tennessee and also served as United States Magistrate for Southern Middle Tennessee from 1971-1982. He was co-owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors of DuBois & DuBois, PC and DuBois Closing & Title Services, Inc.
He was a communicant of St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
Mr. DuBois was a member and served as President of the Maury County Bar Association and was selected as a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation in 2000. Among his numerous civic and community activities include serving as Past President of Maury County March of Dimes, Maury County Chamber of Commerce, Columbia Main Street, and Columbia Noon Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow; and a Founding Board member of Maury County Wildlife Association, Maury Alliance, and Maury County Economic Development Association. He was honored as Maury County Outstanding Young Man in 1974 and Rotarian of the Year in 2001
An avid supporter of Boy Scouts of America, James served as an assistant Scout Master of Troop #103 for a number of years and served as executive board member of the Middle Tennessee Council and Duck River District of Boy Scouts of America. He was honored with the Duck River District's Long Rifle Award and Middle Tennessee Council's Silver Beaver Award.
He always looked forward to opening weekend at the deer camp hunting with his friends and family. James also enjoyed gardening, fishing, and collecting bird houses and frogs. Kubota rides with "Daddy James" will always be special memories for his grandchildren. You would often find him sitting on his front porch at the lake just enjoying life and sharing peanuts with his beloved dog, Ruby.
Jim also enjoyed involvement in local politics and was active in the Republican Party for a number of years.
Survivors include his wife, Beth Alderson DuBois, whom he married August 4, 1963; mother, Sadie Elizabeth Compton DuBois; children, Michelle Kirkland (Scott) DuBois-Dickens, Marci Elizabeth (Chad) DuBois-Middleton; J. Thomas (Anita Farmer) DuBois, Jr.; grandchildren, Whitney Maysel DuBois, Samuel T. DuBois, J. Ryan DuBois, Ben Aubrey Dickens, Avery Elizabeth Dickens, Everett Thomas (Rett) Middleton, Ella Jane Middleton, Katie Beth Middleton; mother-in-law, Marsie Frazier Alderson; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Alderson, Sara Jane Alderson, and Lynne Alderson (Dr.Terry) Hendrickson; brothers-in-law, Bobby Alderson and Earl (Glenna) Alderson; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Buford DuBois and father-in-law, J. Robert "Bob" Alderson.
Honorary pallbearers include Scott Dickens, Bobby Alderson, Dr. Terry Hendrickson, Chad Middleton, Sam DuBois, Ryan DuBois, Ben Dickens, Charlie Ingram, Waymon Hickman, Davis Carr, Mike Greene, Fred Gillham, Earl Alderson, Beverly Stanford, Dr. Steve Simmons, Dr. J. Cummins Couch, Jim Schleicher, Colene Dooley, Edward Moore, Maury County Bar Association, Columbia Noon Rotary Club, employees of DuBois & DuBois, and staffs of Caris Healthcare and NHC Hillview.

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