Sixty-three family members and friends of the late Arch and Anna Goodson were reunited this summer after 29 years. The reunion took place June 11-12 at Salem Senior Citizens' Center. Arch and Anna had eight children -- Muriel, Thad, Fred, Ted, Irene, Eldon, Boyd, and Bobby Joe -- 34 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Irene, Boyd, and Bobby Joe survive their parents and siblings, and they were present at the reunion.
Other family members and friends attending were Barbara and Ed Duprey of Chatsworth, Calif.; Jim, Terrell and Courtney Goodson of Arvada, Colo.; Linda Baughman of Topeka, Kan.; Helen Griffith of Fayetteville, Ark.; Estelle Goodson, J.T. and Wanda Goodson, and Shane Goodson of Agnos; Jessica, Stan and Wyatt Goodman of Hardy; Dorothy Goodson and Keith, Kelly, Brooke and Blake Goodson, all of Salem; Irene Moore of Perry, Mo; Teresa Anthony and Brandon McDonald of Horseshoe Bend; Bryne McDonald of Ash Flat; Rickey, Nickey, and Cookie McDonald of Ash Flat; Boyd and Bonnie Goodson of Springfield, Mo; Mark Goodson of Henderson, Tenn.; Steve and Brenda Goodson of Greenville, Ill.; Stephanie and Scott McLean of Morris, Ill.; Erin Goodson and Ernest Miller of St. Louis; Penny, Jim, Kristen and Kassie Dyes of Orland Park, Ill.; Bobby Joe Goodson Sr. and Billie Sue Goodson of Jonesboro; Sharen, Mike and Michael Tibbs of Rogers, Ark.; Amy and Ben Glenn of Springdale, Ark.; Jo Beth and Sunshine Saucier of Jonesboro; Bobby, Kelley and Lacey Goodson of Jonesboro; Leon and Ethel Goodson of Jonesboro; Ray and Everene Manry of Ash Flat; Ben and Mildred Karpowicz of Horseshoe Bend; Waylene Duke Bishop of West Plains; Inez Estes Hupayla of Glencoe; Gordon and Nancy Barnett of Salem; Opal Goodwin of Salem; and Sue Carvell of Jonesboro.