(Re-printed with permission from the SUN HERALD )
Wednesday, April 6, 1994
Section: COAST & STATE
Page: C01 ANITA LEE/ THE SUN HERALD\
Jesse Boyce Holleman, a legal legend in his adoptive county of Harrison, said he
was actually feeling humble when colleagues paid tribute to him Tuesday with a
granite monument on the median of Boyce Holleman Boulevard, formerly 23rd
The monument near the Harrison County Courthouse marked Holleman's 50 years
of public service to the county and state. The 70-year-old Stone County native has
served as a state representative, district attorney and attorney for the Harrison
County Board of Supervisors. Holleman was instrumental in getting the new
Harrison County jail and Gulfport courthouse built.
In addition, he is a professional actor with movies and television shows to his credit, a
bridge player who has matched skills with Omar Sharif, a raconteur extraordinaire
and a mentor to young attorneys who have gone on to distinguished careers of their
Colleagues and old friends gathered with Holleman's three sons, grandchildren and
wife, Annie Louise, to see the monument unveiled.
Insurance executive John ``Shorty'' Snead said he thought the monument was
planned as a surprise until Holleman mentioned it a couple of weeks ago.
Recalled Snead: ``Boyce said, `Shorty, I hope that damn thing doesn't look like a
tombstone.' I didn't have the guts to tell him that is exactly what it was.'' The granite
marker from Barrineau-Beattie Monument Co. Inc. was paid for by admirers.
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