WVC 44 - 2 - 14
§44-2-14. Advance payment of certain claims.
The fiduciary commissioner may authorize, and the personal
representative may make, payment of funeral expenses, claims of
physicians and nurses for services rendered during the last
illness of the decedent, and accounts of druggists, hospitals and
sanitariums for articles furnished and services rendered during
the same period, to the extent that any of the same are
preferred; also of debts due the United States, debts due the
state of West Virginia, and taxes, in advance of the
determination of other claims.