Charles Andrew Provence, 85, of Texarkana, Texas, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Provence was born Sept. 10, 1927, in Bakersfield, Calif. He was a retired self-employed construction surveyor.

Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Carolyn and Don Hargis of Texarkana and Donna Birdsong of Paris, Texas; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Charles Provence of Crystal Falls, Mich., William Provence of Mesquite, Texas, and Randall and Rose Provence of Texarkana; and one special friend, Earline Stephens of Nash, Texas.

The body was donated to science. Arrangements are under direction of East Funeral Home, Downtown.

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Published: 04/28/2013