WVC 44 - 1 - 25
§44-1-25. Administrator de bonis non may have scire facias.
Where a suit is pending or a judgment or decree has been
rendered in this state in favor of a personal representative,
upon a contract made or for a cause of action which accrued in
the lifetime of the decedent, the administrator de bonis non of
such decedent may sue forth a scire facias to have execution upon
such judgment or decree, or to revive and prosecute to judgment
or decree the suit so pending, if the personal representative who
brought it could have maintained the same.