By Editor Edison – CalPatty Press Editor for Revenge of the Ghost Wolf

I remember well the spring day in 2012 when I first was contacted by Marlea Cottrill, who had some tales of woe to share coming from her dealings with public figures in Gilmer County that were all too familiar to me then.  The first name that got my immediate attention was local attorney F John Oshoway, for he was someone I had personal dealing with, and I also had quite a bit of trouble and complaint regarding his performance of his job functions as an attorney. Soon, I heard the name Gerald B Hough and another court date was coming up that delt with residency of a woman who was afraid of being put out of the home she shared with her now deceased boyfriend. There had been many happy years lived up there in Linn, WV at the Cottrill Estate, that is until Willard Cottrill died from a morphine and narcotic overdose October the 20th 2010.


Since those days, there have been countless court proceedings, and multiple meetings of the Gilmer County Commission.  YEARS of court appearances were wearing even the court employees thin on this Cottrill Debacle. Finally after years of waiting here is the COURT ORDER from GILMER COUNTY, the FINAL RESOLUTION of the Cottrill Estate! Here is PAGE TWO of two pages of actual legal content.

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Now page two makes it very clear, and the wording of this document leaves no doubts.

Page 3 is just the notary stamp of T. Jean Butcher the County Commission Clerk, so there is no need to publish that, plus other notary people have asked that I don’t publish their seal for obvious reasons that in modern days someone could get a copy and possibly use it somehow.

If you go back a couple of articles on Revenge of the Ghost Wolf you will notice the video published on the Gilmer Free Press that showed the GC Commission meeting of January 22, 2015, Larry Chapman suggests that they put invoking the $338,000 dollar bond on the AGENDA for the next meeting so the matter would be insured that the Cottrill Estate would not be pilfered further, and that a new executor could be found.  Mike Murphy asked to be replaced as executor, but he most likely will be replaced by someone the commission chooses.  ALSO this order, orders Mike Murphy and the three remaining heirs to return the money dispersed to them immediately.

READ THIS and WEEP GOATMAN, for it looks like it is time to pack things up and head on back to Lewis County!!

Richard Neal deemed the Goatman is the purchaser of the 42. 5 acres which was more than 95% of the property and shows an INTENT to commit fraud, for the fact that only 3/4 could have been sold before it was ascertained that the will had been contested by the executor and Alan Cottrill, Mark Cottrill and Venita Cottrill.  The heirs and executor will have one chance to bring grounds to why this order should not take place and barring a miracle it all goes into effect very soon.

We paid our dues all those years working hard covering this story, many of these facts the commission learned about, they first heard by reading articles in the FREE PRESS and RGW.

Gilmer County Commission Signs Willard F Cottrill Estate on Video below making the  resolution FINAL after FIVE long years!

We are all looking forward to JUSTICE FINALLY BEING DONE ONCE AND FOR ALL!!

I’ve paid my dues
Time after time
I’ve done my sentence
But committed no crime
And bad mistakes
I’ve made a few
I’ve had my share of sand
Kicked in my face
But I’ve come through
And we mean to go on and on and on and on
We are the champions – my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting
Till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
‘Cause we are the champions