WVC 44 - 3 A- 15
§44-3A-15. Advance payment of certain claims.
The fiduciary supervisor or fiduciary commissioner to whom
the matter has been generally referred 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.