Patricia “Patsy” Ann Dowlen, age 77 of Pleasant View, Tennessee, died Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at her home. Mrs. Dowlen was born on October 6, 1942, in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Cecil W. and Helen Elder Burns.

She was a cook for many years at the local grocery store formerly known as Foodtown, and enjoyed reading and working puzzles. Mrs. Dowlen was a member of the 24 Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son Scott Cole.

She is survived by her loving husband Marvin Dowlen Sr.; sons, Marvin Dowlen, Jr., Kerry Dowlen, and Tracy (Regina) Dowlen; daughters, Susan (Mark) Bradshaw, Teresa (Mitch) Walker, and Pam Ivey; a brother William C. (Anna) Burns; granddaughter Chelsea (Peter) Garratt; nine step-grandchildren; and 6 step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1 pm on Thursday, July 23, with Pastor Chris Royalty officiating. Burial followed in Dowlen Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 4 until 8 PM on Wednesday, July 22, and again on Thursday, from 11 AM until the hour of service at 1 PM.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 (615) 746-4433 www.austinandbell.com.

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