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Alister Graham Macpherson, 77, of Southern Pines died Monday, July 23, 2001 at his home.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Rev. Frank Thompson and the Rev. Thalmage G. Bandy. Burial follows at Bethesda Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday (tonight) from 7-8:30 p.m.

Mr. Macpherson was a retired electrical contractor and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Surviving are his wife, Ellen S. Macpherson; a son, Ian Macpherson of Charleston, S.C.; daughters, Janet M. Owens of Greensboro, Catherine M. Culler of Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 Silver Cedar Ct., Chapel Hill 27514-1512.