Also, do most funerals lower the coffin in during or after the funeral? I can honestly say I've only attended one funeral in my life (knock on wood) and we left before they lowered the casket. There was also a big metal device they used, I think.
Of course, this took place in Georgia, not England, which is where I think my story's set.
(Search-terms, even, would be helpful- it's 4 am and I'm not quite sure where to go.)
Lastly, does the lowering of the coffin thing vary by religion, and would they even do all of this right afterwards?
Edit: Oh, I think I'm supposed to mention this- I googled coffin lowering+time, coffin burial+time, and burial+time.