WVC 44 - 2 - 22
§44-2-22. Creditors to be paid in order of classification; when
classes paid ratably.
No payment shall be made to creditors of any one class until
all those of the preceding class or classes shall be fully paid;
and when the assets are not sufficient to pay all the creditors
of any one class, the creditors of such class shall be paid
ratably; but a personal representative who, after six months from
his qualification, pays a debt of his decedent, shall not thereby
be personally liable for any debt or demand against the decedent
of equal or superior dignity, whether it be of record or not,
unless before such payment he shall have notice of such debt or
demand by action, suit or presentation thereof to the fiduciary
commissioner within the time allowed by law.