Services will be held Oct. 17 for former state lieutenant governor and lawmaker Mervyn M. Dymally.

Dymally, who blazed trails for generations of African American officeholders, died Sunday at 86.

A viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Holy Cross Mortuary, 5835 W. Slauson Ave., Culver City. The funeral will begin at the same location at 12:30 p.m.