James E. “Sam” Sutherland, 71, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. Born on May 23, 1948, in Versailles, he was the son of James and Gladys Slugantz Sutherland. He was a farmer until his retirement and was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Brian E. Sutherland; a daughter, Angela K. Sutherland, both of Versailles; and a brother, Larry (Connie) W. Sutherland, Versailles. Services were held Monday, Dec. 30, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Dave Menser. Casket bearers were Jamie Sutherland, Aaron Sutherland, Luke Lewis, Kenneth Slugantz, Keith Slugantz and David Sutherland. Honorary casket bearers were Hunter Sutherland, Steve Slugantz, Hallee Sutherland and Victoria McDaniel. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Frankfort.