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William Craig "Bill" Ikner

By Staff
Mr. William Craig "Bill" Ikner, 49, died Tuesday, September 10, 2002, at a local hospital.
He was a native of Amarillo, Texas, a former resident of Blytheville, Ark. and resident of Atmore for the past 34 years. He was the youngest tugboat captain for the Black Warrior River and attended Calvery Baptist Church.
Mr. Ikner is survived by his wife, Laura Ikner of Atmore; a son, Alan Ikner of North Carolina; two stepsons, Jack Daughtry and Craig DeFee, both of Atmore; a daughter, Tarissa Daughtry of Atmore; three stepdaughters, Sheena Morgan of Bay Minette, Darlene DeFee of Atmore and Patricia Morgan of Pensacola; a brother, George Ikner of Leesburg, Fla.; three sisters, Joyce Stout of West Lake, La., Linda Gordon of Palmetto, Fla. and Donna Goodrich of Tampa, Fla.; three nephews, Jason Stout of West LAke, Nikki Stout of Moss Bluff, La. and Timothy Robert Goofrich of Tamps; a niece, Alicia Goodrich; eight grandchildren; his Godsons, Glenn Kelly and Wayne Kelly; his Goddaughter, Karen Phillips; two uncles, Julian and Patsy Stafford of Monroeville and Billy Rae and Doris Stafford of Little Rock, Ark.; an aunt, Sue Stafford of Atmore and close friend, Pat Spann of Atmore.
Visitation will be held Thursday, September 12 between 6:30 and 8 p.m. at Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 13 at 10 a.m. at Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Davis and the Rev. C. L. Langford officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Hartzog, P. J. Cook, Corey Moorer, Ray Hubbard, Tom Henderson and James Taylor.
Eastside Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.