Metoka Willowdean “Dean” Overcash Bruce, age 75, of Hiddenite passed away Thursday February 9, 2017 at Gordon Hospice House after a brief illness.

Dean was born February 17, 1941 in Iredell County to the late Clyde Allison Overcash and Carrie Ethel Dickens Overcash.

Dean was a devoted wife, a loving mother and worked at WTLK/WACB radio station for over 28 years. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Clyde Kenneth Overcash.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life to her husband, J. C. Bruce of the home; two sons, Mike Bruce and Daren Bruce and wife Leah; a daughter, Kerry Bruce all of Hiddenite; a brother Lee Roy Overcash and wife Sandra of Troutman; seven grandchildren, Chris Bruce, Kayla Bruce, and Amelia Bruce of Taylorsville, Matt Bruce of Granite Falls, Colton Lombardi, Calen Lombardi and Allison Turner all of Hiddenite; five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 3:00pm Sunday February 12, 2017 at Fairview Baptist Church, 41 Center Church Road Hiddenite, NC 28636. Rev. Durant Barr and Rev. J B Parker will officiate. The family will receive friends after the service at the church’s fellowship hall.

Memorials may be given to Gordon Hospice House 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or Gideons International PO Box 140800, Nashville TN 37214-0800.

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What a wonderful person Dean was. Her and her family made my life better for the love and the times we shared together. I will never forget her and the joy and compassion she shown to everyone she met.
Danny Troutman - Statesville, NC
So sorry for Willadean's departure from this earth. Have many fond memories going back to childhood living in the Troutman area, going to church at Troutman Baptist Church and being together for our entire school years. Enjoyed sharing life with her, a wonderful lady who will be greatly missed. Comforting to know she is no longer suffering. May God richly bless you, sustain you, uphold you during this time of grief and in the healing days ahead. Deepest Sympathies & Prayers,
Carol Jordan Phillips (Classmate of 1959 THS) - Bakersville, NC
I am so sad to hear of Dean's passing. I am so very sorry and I hope you know that I will be praying for you all to this difficult time.
Gaye Hendren - Statesville, NC
So sorry for your loss. Will keep all of you in our prayers. Dean was a wonderful loving person . She will be greatly missed.
Terry McCoy and Hoyle Stevenson
Terry McCoy - Statesville, NC
We loved Dean from the 1st time that we met her. Kindness, sweetness, gentleness, goodness, full of love and nurturing for her family, soft spoken, easy/ mild mannered, these are words and thoughts that come to mind when I think of Dean. Blessings and comfort for the family.
James & Sheila Williams - Adamsville, AL
JC I am so very sorry about Sweet Dean. Please know I am praying for you and the kids. Dean was a very precious soul. If I can help out in anyway please call. I love you
Janet Hinson - Statesville, NC
So sorry for your loss!!! Prayers for healing and comfort during this time!!
Jackie Teague - Taylorsville, NC
I am so sorry for your loss!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and always!!! A sweet Angel is looking over you always!!! Love and miss you!! Laura Miller-Jones
Laura Jones - Fort Ann, NY
Just to let you know we are praying for all of you.God be with you
Jerry &Diane Hammer - Stony Point, NC
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always have fond memories of your mom taking such good care of us!
Lara Katz - Saxapahaw, NC
So sorry for your loss , our thoughts and prayers are with you
ed and gail millsaps - Hiddenite, NC
Jim and I are sorry to hear about Dean. She was a very sweet lady and neighbor and will be missed. Prayers for all the family.
Jim and Vicky Banks - Hiddenite, NC
We are so sorry about your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Albree, Kelly, Owen, and Eli Wike - Taylorsville, NC
Thoughts and prayers for the Bruce family. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort that she has a special place in heaven as an angel. My condolences to the entire family.
Brenda Aiken - Conover, NC

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