Eliza Patterson Hines
The Eliza Patterson Hines Memorial Scholarship was established in 2014 to support local graduates pursuing a career in teaching, preferably in grades 1-7. Eliza Patterson Hines was born in 1917 in Pittsylvania County, where she lived with her five sisters and two brothers. She was a member and former pianist of Gretna Christian Church. Mrs. Hines received her Associate degree from Averett and received her Master’s degree from Longwood College. An employee of Pittsylvania County Schools for 51 years, Mrs. Hines taught 6th and 7th grade at Renan and was the Librarian at Gretna High School for 20 years. She was a member and former secretary of the Gretna Chapter #118 Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Hines had many interests, including bird watching, traveling, photography and gardening. Mrs. Hines passed away at the age of 96 in 2014.