WVC 44 - 9 - 9
§44-9-9. Publication in such suit.
Such personal representative, upon the institution of such
suit, shall cause notice to the supposed decedent to be issued by
the clerk of the circuit court, that such suit has been
instituted and that such supposed decedent, if alive, is required
to appear on a certain day of a regular or special term of said
court not less than three nor more than six months from the date
of the first publication of such notice as hereinafter required.
Such notice shall be published as a Class II legal advertisement
in compliance with the provisions of article three, chapter fifty- nine of this code, and the publication area for such publication
shall be the county where the suit is brought. When practicable,
such notice shall also be published once a week for two
successive weeks in a newspaper published at or near the place
where such supposed decedent was last known to reside beyond this
state, or in this state, if the supposed decedent was not known
to have left the same and such place is in a county other than
the one where the suit is pending.