Benjamin Payne Blakely (Courtesy photo)

Benjamin Payne Blakley passed away on August 29, 2023.  He is survived by one brother, Nathaniel Trives (Ida); three sisters, Rachel Rockwell (Harvey), Joyce Smith and Carol Blakley (Willie Alley); and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation was held on Friday, Sept. 15, and his services were held on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Woods-Valentine Mortuary Chapel in Pasadena. The interment took place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in in Hollywood Hills.