A memorial service for Forrest I. Higginbotham, a retired accountant for the Internal Revenue Service, will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at St. James Episcopal Church, Lafayette and Arlington avenues.
Mr. Higginbotham, who was 65 and lived in Pikesville, died Friday at University Hospital after a heart attack.
He retired in 1983 after 30 years of service in the IRS office in Baltimore. He had earlier worked for the Afro-American and what is now Morgan State University.
A native of Worcester, Mass., he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a 1949 graduate of Clark College in Worcester.
He later did graduate work at the University of Maryland and other schools, and he was a certified public accountant.
His activities at St. James Church included service as a volunteer bookkeeper and membership in the Brotherhood of St. James. Also, he served on the board of the former Provident Hospital, now Liberty Medical Center.
He is survived by his wife, the former Gladys Allen; a son, Dwayne Higginbotham of Atlanta; a daughter, Gayle E. Johnson of Moore Park, Calif.; a sister, Shirley Higginbotham of Worcester, Mass.; two brothers, Charles Higginbotham of Fresno, Calif., and Kenneth Higginbotham of Los Angeles; and four grandchildren.