Lovelady's daughter, Erin, said that her father always said he felt "so safe" working in Algeria.
Kristi Wysocki, whose husband Steven was one of the seven who managed to survive the ordeal, said that Steven hid, sometimes just feet away from the terrorists, for more than two days before running for his life.
"He told me that when he felt someone was close, that was the only time he could quit shaking," she told ABC News in an exclusive interview.
Robert Whiteside, brother of British citizen Kenneth Whiteside who was killed in the attack, said his brother was one of the men executed when the Algerian first launched a counter-attack.
"They just lined up four and shot them," Robert said, according to the Scottish news network STV. "Why? I don't know. But that's what they did."
Mohammad al-Kassim is a freelance journalist based in New York.