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52-Stone Man Digs His Own Grave

by | 15th, March 2008

digging-own-grave.jpg IT takes four hours to lower the body of Christian Jeffrey into the ground.

The Mail says a solitary “good Samaritan” attended the 29-year-old’s council-paid funeral service.

Jeffrey is not the last but one man on Earth. Jeffrey is was 52-stone.

Gravediggers spent five days preparing the 4ft 8ins x 7ft 8ins hole for Mr Jeffrey and a 4ft x 7ft coffin, made of a reinforced MDF.

Dave Butler, cemetery groundsman, tells us: “There have been six of us working on the site and all our backs are aching. It’s been the biggest job I’ve been involved in by a long way. It usually takes us two days at most to prepare graves and that’s when they’ve been dug by hand. This one has taken us five days and we had the use of a digger. It

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