Sherman William Francisco Jr, 79, of Mableton, died August 26, 2013. Services will be held Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:00 am at Faith United Methodist Church with Rev. Larisa Parker officiating. He will lie in state from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and a Master Craftsman with the Duluth woodworking club. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Corp. He worked with Habitat for Humanity and Toys for Tots Campaign. “ Yankee by birth, Southern by choice “ Survivors include: Wife, Valerie Leffew McCollum Francisco, Mableton. Daughter: Sue Everly and family, Asheville, N.C. Sons: Bradley Francisco and family, Brunswick Maryland, Glenn Francisco and family, Louisville, KY, Randy Francisco and family, Marietta. Stepson - Dr. Kennon McCollum, Atlanta, Stepdaughter - Anjie McCollum, Mableton, as well as 9 Grandchildren. Castellaw Funeral Home, Smyrna.