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In the comprehensive opinion In re Meyers, 410 Pa. 455, 189 A.2d 852, 860, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recognized at p. 862 three classes of testimony in determining mental competency, '(1) the testimony of those who observed the speech and conduct of the person on the day of execution of the instrument whose validity is challenged; (2) the testimony of those who observed the speech and conduct of the person a reasonable time before and after the day of execution of the instrument; (3) the testimony of those who never observed the speech and conduct of the person. In the first two classes, every witness, whether lay or expert, recites what he or she observed and then draws from the observation of such behavior an inference as to competency or incompetency which is called an opinion. 


In the last class, the inference is drawn after reading or hearing someone's recital of the person's speech and conduct, reliance being placed not on the observations of the witness but on the observations of another party. Obviously, the last class of testimony is not entitled to much weight.' See also Cyrus v. Tharp, 147 W.Va. 110, 126 ...

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