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Neil Kitchen tells a few stories about Dr. Marion Barnard II during his friend's funeral service held Sunday at Calvary Bible Church.

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Dr. Robert Laughlin speaks at the funeral service for his friend, Dr. Marion Barnard II, Sunday. Calvary Bible Church was nearly filled as family, friends and patients paid their respect to the family doctor who served many people in Bakersfield for 42 years.

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Whitney Wattenbarger sings "Amazing Grace" at Dr. Marion Barnard's service held at Calvary Bible Church in Bakersfield Sunday.

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Flowers and his hat adorn Dr. Marion Barnard's portrait at his service held at Calvary Bible Church in Bakersfield Sunday.

Dr. Marion C. Barnard II, "MC" to his friends, was buried Sunday following an afternoon service at Calvary Bible Church.

Barnard, 65, died Thursday.

Family, friends and generations of patients attended the service.

Merle Haggard, one of Barnard's closest friends and scheduled to be one of the eight active pallbearers, was unable to attend.